Shoes on Sale: Executives Support the Cause

Rick Ausick, division president, Famous Footwear
“Because there are many Brown Shoe Company employees and our customers that do [have a connection to breast cancer], it is a cause that we remain committed to supporting. I always look forward to seeing the industry get together for a great cause. It’s impactful to see what all we can do when we come together as one.”

Larry Tarica, co-president, Jimlar, and former FFANY chairman
“I have been very fortunate to be involved in Shoes on Sale from its inception. It has been wonderful to see how this effort has galvanized our entire industry to work together to address this disease. I have been touched by the many individual stories of survivors, and FFANY’s efforts have educated and encouraged me personally to be an advocate and champion for research, early detection, commitment and community.”

Rick Paterno, group president of global footwear wholesale, The Jones Group
“Nine West as co-creator of Shoes on Sale is proud to continue its ongoing commitment to the cause. SOS continues to be a priority for Nine West as a lead donor and Special Pink Benefactor. We look forward to the continued success of SOS and raising money and awareness in the fight against breast cancer.”

Steve Hill, VP of merchandising, Zappos.com
“We’re committed to supporting research and awareness for various forms of cancer. In addition to the FFANY Shoes on Sale event we work with the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation. I think it’s great that FFANY Shoes on Sale unites the footwear industry around a common cause while raising funds for an important charity and purpose.”

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