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Foundation

MISSION

To channel the power of our creative energy to enlighten and educate the furnishings industry regarding breast cancer.

GOALS

Education •  Prevention  •  Assistance

SPECIFIC PURPOSES

To unite the furnishings industry in the battle against breast cancer.
To support each other in survival and demonstrate through example that survival is possible.
To assist caregivers and their families in their valuable and demanding role.
To overcome the fear and shame associated with breast cancer.
To support prevention through education.
To provide funding to research that supports the Foundation’s goals.

HISTORY

The Common Thread For The Cure Foundation 501 (c) (3) was founded 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.

DIRECTORS

Suzann Burkhead-Bray
International Fabrics, Inc.
 
Scott Burkhead
Burkhead Brand Consultants
     
Jane Barea
Walter Robbs Callahan Pierce
 
Roger Arciniega
Momentum Group
     
Tina Bailey
Haworth
 
Pam Mathias
Versteel
     
Rob Mayer
Mayer Fabrics
 
Phil Miller
Thayer Coggin, Inc.
     
Jennifer Ramsey
Ramsey Purchasing
 
Mark Stuckey
Global Furniture Group
     
Lindsey Ann Waldrep
Crossville Tile Inc.
 
Dee Wyrick
Momentum Group
     

OFFICERS

Suzann Burkhead-Bray
Scott Burkhead
Co-Chair
 
Jane Barea
President
     
Linda Higgins
Secretary
 
Patty Younts
Treasurer
     
Karen Kontoulas
VP Fundraising
 
Joan Shatley
VP Publicity & Communications
     

COMMITTEES

Grants --
Jane Barea oversees the approval of Helping Hand Grants.
Currently serving:
Scott Burkhead, Suzann Burkhead-Bray,
Scott Schwinghammer, Judy Dobin

Finance --
Patty Younts oversees the investments and financials.
Currently serving:
Phil Miller

Fundraising --
Karen Kontoulas welcomes any and all suggestions and
those interested in participating.

Sponsorship/Industry Relations --
Our goal is to add new Year Round Sponsors that are
willing to participate by donating a percentage of the
sales of a designated product to the Foundation.

Advisory Committee --
This committee is made up of former directors and other
persons appointed by the Board to provide advisory
services and consulting support to the Foundation.