QVC ‘Super Saturday’ Ovarian Cancer Benefit Coming

QVC is revving up for its Left Coast event this Saturday, its “QVC Presents Super Saturday LIVE” from lovely Santa Monica in Cali.

The home shopping network will broadcast live from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET its annual designer charity sale to benefit the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA), the largest global organization dedicated to advancing ovarian cancer research while helping women and their families.

During the two-hour event, premier fashion, beauty and jewelry will be offered for half the the manufacturer’s suggested retail price, with 80 percent of the purchase price of donated merchandise benefiting OCRFA.

This year designer deals from brands such as Philosophy, H by Halston, Josie Maran, Isaac Mizrahi Live!, C. Wonder and Dooney & Bourke will be featured.

“We are proud to join forces with OCRFA for the 10th consecutive year. Super Saturday has provided us with a platform to increase awareness of this horrible disease,” Rachel Ungaro, QVC’s vice president of fashion and beauty merchandising, said in a canned statement.

“QVC is committed to supporting the success and wellness of women through the power of relationships and together with OCRFA we are able to support this mission and raise valuable funds for research and patient support programs.”

The event is being held at the Barker Hangar, with fat-mouthed actress and “RHOBH” pot-stirrer Lisa Rinna live on the red carpet interviewing celebrity attendees.

“On-site, QVC will be transforming its space into a virtual reality experience and lounge area that ties into this year’s location and will be providing visitors with a simulated flight experience complete with two vintage mini cockpits,” QVC said in its press release. “Viewers will also be able to catch a glimpse of the activation throughout the broadcast.”

QVC will be live streaming the event on Facebook as part of the #KeepinItTeal social media campaign, videos of celebrities and QVC designers will be featured to help raise awareness of ovarian cancer.

Viewers will also be encouraged to share the videos on their social media platforms and explain why and for whom they are #KeepinItTeal.

To help raise awareness for this year’s broadcast, E!’s Fashion Police style-savvy friends Brad Goreski and Melissa Rivers appeared in both the print and television public service announcements to help expose the cause across the country.

“Ovarian cancer is one of the deadliest diseases women face and more needs to be done to raise awareness and funds,” said Audra Moran, OCRFA’s president and CEO. “QVC’s Super Saturday broadcast has been a tremendous help in spreading OCRFA’s message into millions of homes across the U.S.”

“QVC Presents Super Saturday LIVE” has generated more than $10.3 million since 2007. Often going undiagnosed in the early stages due to lack of an early detection test, ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancers in the United States and is the fifth-leading cause of cancer death among American women.

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2 Responses to “QVC ‘Super Saturday’ Ovarian Cancer Benefit Coming”

  1. Renee Bennington Says:

    After replacing American workers by outsourcing to Poland…or anywhere…..I no longer trust QVC nor will I do business with them. I closed my account as soon as I heard that.
    I do not even trust that they’ll donate the full amount to the cancer fund. But hopefully they’ll donate something and so I hope the event does well. I will donate privately to a cancer organization that does ovarian cancer research.
    They really soiled their name with the outsourcing. In addition to people I know, it’s all over forums how people will no longer shop there…and rightfully so. There has been the “too many returns” blacklist ordeal, problems getting reimbursed for broken/faulty items…or even for items never received by the buyer.
    All the shopping channels have done these things and many customers have stopped buying. But this outsourcing thing has got to be the worst.
    Please do not support QVC, or any other company that outsources.

  2. Millie Says:

    I almost said I hope it goes well…and realized it has been on already. I no longer watch QVC due to the outsourcing issue….as well as rip off shipping, bad customer service, and dwindling [good] inventory.
    None the less, I hope the event did well and the money made it to charity like it was supposed to. I donate locally to make sure my money is put to good use. Sad, I no longer watch or have accounts with QVC or HSN….the latter for the same reasons but add that big cheesy show off phoney Colleen Lopez. I only keep Evine for Suzanne’s skin care. Home shopping is a sad shadow of what it used to be.

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