Re: the FFANY Event
Wow, QVC and FFANY designers, I don't know whether I'm amazed and disappointed or amazingly disappointed. Spoiler alert: this is not a positive post.
Apparently, the designers/manufacturers who donate shoes for the FFANY event think only women with medium width feet need to participate in this event, as if women with wide/narrow width sizes do not count or do not need to participate, almost as if breast cancer means nothing to those who wear wide/narrow widths.
I realize that QVC may have very little control in the designers/manufacturers who choose to donate the shoes, so this exclusion may not be completely on QVC.
In this way, it becomes an exclusive event for a select group of people. Well, in case you weren't aware, breast cancer does not exclusively target a select group of people who wear a certain width shoe.
According to the QVC filter for available sizes:
Number of wide/narrow versus:
Women's Shoes 5-6 1/2 Wide (6)
Women's Shoes 7-8 1/2 Wide (1) - my size
Women's Shoes 7-8 1/2 Narrow (1)
Women's Shoes 9-10 1/2 Narrow (1)
Women's Shoes 11-12 1/2 XN (3)
Women's Shoes 5-6 1/2 Medium (49)
<label id="yiv2859705108yui_3_16_0_1_1412598576397_3500" for="cbPopup2">Women's Shoes 7-8 1/2 Medium (48)</label>
<label id="yui_3_16_0_6_1412624764100_18" for="cbPopup2"></label><label id="yiv2859705108yui_3_16_0_1_1412598576397_3846" for="cbPopup3">Women's Shoes 9-10 1/2 Medium (36)</label>
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I wear wide width shoes. And, you know what? There are thousands of women like me who wear wide width shoes. This does not mean we are less than human, that we have feet wider than we are tall, but I cannot help but wonder that you seem to think so because of the embarrassingly meager selection in our sizes.
When you exclude wide/narrow width shoes in an event such as this, you are missing out on hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars toward breast cancer research by hundreds of women who wear wide/narrow width shoes.
I can only question how much money you do wish to see raised for breast cancer research and education.
Maybe next year will be better for us wide/narrow width ladies.
My thoughts and prayers to all those who have lost someone to this horrible disease. I miss my Mom everyday since she passed away due to this disease nearly 20 yrs ago.