Surprise! Nonprofit delivers unexpected gifts to pink-clad people at market

HIGH POINT, N.C.—Wearing pink at High Point Market netted a few people an unexpected gift last month.

The Common Thread for the Cure, a non-profit organization that supports people in the home furnishings industry battling breast cancer, surprised eight people sporting the color pink in recognition of the disease with a Pink Pixie desk lamp.

Common Thread’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for breast cancer patients and enable them to maintain as normal a lifestyle as possible while they are confronting the disease.

The grants that The Common Thread for the Cure Foundation provides can be used directly toward the individual’s needs, such as groceries, medical assistance, transportation or fuel. The organization has supported people in 30 states, Canada and Mexico, and awarded over $1 million in grants.

“This support reminds those in the furnishings and design industries who are battling breast cancer that they’re not alone,” said Kathy Wall Hunt, founder of The Media Matters and a board member of The Common Thread for the Cure. “These lamps are vessels to spread awareness about The Common Thread for the Cure’s mission throughout our industry.”

The Pink Pixie LED desk lamps, retail value $140, were donated by ESI, a Fellowes Brand.

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

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