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The Common Thread for The Cure’s Lake Lure Golf Tournament Shatters Records, Raises $100,000 in Most Successful Event Yet

Furniture World News Desk on 5/23/2024

Photo by Northedge Walls
Photo by Northedge Walls

The Common Thread for the Cure Foundation announces the success of its annual Lake Lure Golf Tournament, as it achieved a monumental milestone by raising more than $100,000 in donations. As the Foundation’s most successful fundraiser to date, the funds will be used as confidential grants intended to assist individuals fighting breast cancer who are affiliated with the design and furnishings industry.

The remarkable feat not only underscores the unwavering commitment of the organization’s supporters but also marks a significant step forward in the fight against breast cancer. Set in the North Carolina Blue Ridge foothills amidst the serene backdrop of Lake Lure, the tournament brought together avid golfers, dedicated sponsors, and compassionate donors, all united in their shared mission to make a difference in the lives of those affected by breast cancer.

“Thank you to everyone who made this event our most successful fundraiser,” said Jane Barea, Foundation president. “Because of your generosity and belief in the mission of the Foundation, you made it possible to gross over $100,000 to award as grants to the resilient individuals in our industry fighting breast cancer. Our grants support survivors in their efforts to focus on healing.”

The Foundation and Tournament Sponsors deserving of recognition for their support include Flower MagazineHickory ChairMRG Southeast Inc.Paul Brayton DesignsValley Forge FabricsFurnitureDealer.netMayer FabricsMichael F Luther and AssociatesCrypton (Hi-Tex)OFS BrandsDPR ConstructionLexington Home Brands, The Contract Group, Momentum Textiles and WallcoveringLa-Z-Boy Healthcare/Knu ComfortGood’s Home Furnishings and Versteel.

Numerous manufactures and individuals generously sponsored beverage carts, beverage holes and the dinner, which was enjoyed by all at the end of the day. Team sponsorships brought player participation despite the rain. Additionally, The Common Thread for the Cure extends its heartfelt thanks to prize donors, whose contributions boosted sales and raffle participation. Volunteers, managing various tasks such as beverage service and registration, played a crucial role in the event’s success.

“I am so grateful to every one of the volunteers as they are an integral part of our success,” Barea added. “I also want to extend a special appreciation to Rumbling Bald Resort for their ongoing support in hosting the event. Their beautiful resort and exceptional course added to the magic of the day!”

Next year’s tournament will once again be held at the Rumbling Bald Resort on April 25, 2025.

To learn more about applying for a grant or providing financial support to The Common Thread for the Cure, visit the website here.



About The 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 360 grants to recipients in 38 states, Canada, and Mexico—and the number is increasing each year. Raise your hand and join us.