Common Thread for the Cure Honors Breast Cancer Awareness at High Point Market
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The Common Thread for the Cure, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals within the home furnishings industry battling breast cancer, marked its presence at the Fall High Point Market by gifting Pink Pixie desk lamps to participants who donned pink in recognition of breast cancer awareness month. The gesture of gifting the lamps surprised many attendees, who were delighted to discover the organization's impactful work in providing support to their colleagues.
The foundation offers grants that individuals can use for a variety of needs such as groceries, medical expenses, and transportation. With a reach extending to 30 states, as well as Canada and Mexico, the organization has distributed over $1,000,000 in grants. Its mission focuses on preserving the normalcy of life for those fighting breast cancer.
Kathy Wall Hunt, founder of The Media Matters and board member of The Common Thread for the Cure, emphasized the significance of solidarity within the furnishings and design industries for those contending with breast cancer. “This support reminds those in the furnishings and design industries who are battling breast cancer that they’re not alone,” she said. “These lamps are vessels to spread awareness about The Common Thread for the Cure’s mission throughout our industry.”
The Pink Pixie lamps, which retail for $140, were generously donated by ESI, a Fellowes Brand, as symbols to promote awareness of the foundation's efforts.
For more information on how to apply for a grant or to offer financial support to The Common Thread for the Cure, interested parties are encouraged to visit the foundation's website.
About Common Thread for the Cure
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, The Common Thread for the Cure Foundation was established in 2000 by Suzann Burkhead-Bray and Scott Burkhead in memory of their sister, Sandra Burkhead Campbell, who lost her long-term battle with breast cancer in February 1999. The organization has awarded more than 300 grants to recipients in 30 states, Canada, and Mexico—and the number is increasing each year. Raise your hand and join us.