Former ‘DWTS’ dancer, Cheryl Burke, is now the spokesperson for a new QVC campaign called ‘FFANY Shoes On Sale,’ to fight breast cancer and HollywoodLife.com spoke with the famous dancer to get the scoop!
Cheryl Burke is taking on a new challenge, raising money for breast cancer research and awareness. The 31-year-old star lost her grandmother to breast cancer and she wants to keep her memory alive by hosting a QVC broadcast for FFANY on Oct. 22. This means that you can buy shoes from top designers during the event for half the price and 80 percent of the money will go to various breast cancer charities — how cool is this!?
“To be able to partner with QVC has always been a dream of mine. Breast cancer runs in my family and my mom’s mom died when my mom was 16,” Cheryl told us. “It’s so important to spread the word that we are all human and all have the same issues. I think a lot of people don’t put themselves first. I think we get too caught up and don’t get our yearly check ups and physcials as women. We have to put ourselves as our first priority. I don’t think you’re ever too young to get a full check up and physical. I regularly get tested. My mom has had a couple scares here and there but has never been diagnosed with breast cancer.”
The annual QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” broadcast, is scheduled to air Oct. 22 from 6 to 9 PM and over 150 styles from more than 80 brands will be offered at HALF the manufacturer’s suggested retail price. The best part is that this event has made over $47 million for places like: The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, The Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, The Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Breast Oncology Program, The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, and The Margie and Robert E. Petersen Breast Cancer Research Program at the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center.
Cheryl, who is busy traveling the world, working on her QVC active wear clothing line, cee bee, and more, can’t always hit the gym but she says that to be healthy overall, it’s about changing your lifestyle: “Change the way you eat, the way you live because if it’s short term you’re bound to break it.”
HollywoodLifers, we are so proud of Cheryl and can’t wait to tune in Oct. 22 at 6pm on QVC!
— Chloe Melas