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APRIL 2017

15th Annual
The Common Thread for the Cure
Golf Tournament

April 28, 2017

Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure
Lake Lure, NC

For information
Email: janeb@walterrobbs.com


SEPTEMBER 2017

7th Annual Wine & Design
Southern California

September 5, 2017

Newport Beach Dunes
Newport Beach, California

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

For event information please visit
wineanddesign.org

Email: eozawa@momtex.com


OCTOBER 2017

5th Annual Wine & Design
Chicago

October 12, 2017

South Lobby, Merchandise Mart
Chicago, IL

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

For event information please visit
wineanddesign.org

Email: kdarke@momtex.com


Breast Cancer Awareness Month


 

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15th ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT APPRECIATES
CONTINUED SUPPORT FROM THE FURNISHINGS INDUSTRY


ESI ERGONOMIC SOLUTIONS OFFERS A PINK PIXIE DESK LIGHT
TO BENEFIT THE COMMON THREAD FOR THE CURE

ESI Ergonomic Solutions is offering a limited edition pink version of their Pixie LED desk light in October for Breast Cancer Awareness month. ESI will donate 100% of the Pink Pixie profits to The Common Thread for The Cure.  

The Pixie desktop light has a 3-watt LED, a life span of 50,000 hours, and contains 99% recycled content. The Pink Pixie retails for $161 and is now available for order while supplies last.
Carol Keogh, president and CEO of ESI Ergonomic Solutions states “ As a women owned business and a growing company within the contract office furniture industry, ESI is delighted to be in a position to support The Common Thread For The Cure and help ‘shine a light’ on this important cause.”

To learn more about the Pink Pixie visit esiergo.com


"SHINE A LIGHT... LIGHT THE WORLD PINK"
AT THE 6TH ANNUAL WINE AND DESIGN

Designers, architects, industry partners, and guests look forward to the upcoming 6th Annual Wine & Design event to be held on Thursday, October 13th in Newport Beach, California. Sponsored by Momentum Textiles, Arcadia/ Encore, Crossville and Paul Brayton Designs, the theme of this year's event will be "Shine A Light. Light The World Pink".

Also scheduled for October 13th, in Chicago, Illinois will be the 4th Annual Wine & Design to be held in that city with the event theme "Find Hope, Build Strength".

The Wine & Design events held in these two locations in October will both benefit The Common Thread For The Cure.

Firms from Southern California and Chicago's leading design and architectural firms will compete in the annual wine label design competition. This year’s judges are Chris Adamick and Jesse Kidwell. Jesse Kidwell designs environments, books, and identities. He is a partner at Big Production, an environmental graphic design studio. Chris Adamick designs environments, furniture and products. He is principal of Chris Adamick Design LLC and is a partner at Big Production.

The judges will announce the winning label designs during the Wine and Design event. The winning labels will be featured on award-winning wines from Russian River Vineyards and served during the event. We look forward to seeing you there!

Sponsorship opportunities are now available for this year's event. Please visit www.wineanddesign.org for more information.


AMAZING INDUSTRY SUPPORT GIVEN TO
14th ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

Aerial of Bald Mountain golf course at Rumbling Bald Resort

The 14th Annual The Common Thread For The Cure Golf Tournament was held on April 29, 2016 in North Carolina at the Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure. The tournament was an amazing success bringing in over $57,780 for the Foundation. The money will be used to assist breast cancer survivors in the furnishings industry through Helping Hand Grants..

A heartfelt "thank you" goes to all who contributed and supported the event. The major sponsors deserve to be recognized for their significant contributions.

Foundation Sponsorships
Abercrombie Textiles
Lexington Home Brands
Momentum Group
Versteel

Tournament Sponsorships
Bentley
BuzziSpace
Crossville
Mannington Commercial
Mayer Fabrics
SediaSystems
SitOnIt /Ideon
Storr Office Environments
Mr. Mark Stuckey
Tandus
The Contract Group
Walter Robbs Callahan and Pierce Architects

#16 Dirty Dancing Hole
Bald Mountain golf course at Rumbling Bald Resort

All sponsors and supporters made this great success possible and acknowledgement goes to them as well.

Dinner/Beverage Cart/Beverage Hole Sponsorships

Paul Brayton Design/Teknion   Carnegie
DarRan   Delve Interiors
Herman Miller   Kimball Office
Knoll/CBI   Dan Lurie Associates
MRG Carolinas   Maharam
Momentum Group   Scott Miller Associates
OFS Brands   Source International
Trinity Furniture   Versteel/Scott Miller Associates

Team Sponsorships

ASU Foundation   Bonitz Contracting
Carolina Furnishings and Design   Peter Danko Design
Eykon Wallcovering   HPFI
Michael F. Luther and Associates   Mannington Commercial
Proximity   QLS-NC Inc.
Stephens Office Systems   Yontz and Sons Painting and Wallcovering

Hole Sponsorships

Arcadia Chair Company   Arconas
BLS - Studio Q/Paoli/Hi5   Barbour Spangle Design
Boss Design/Jack Cartright   Coalesse
Costa Murphy Group CMG   Crypton
DHS Sales Associates Inc.   ESI
Encore Seating   Jack Fetner Associates
Deb Hines of the Carolinas   Hunter Zalecki Group HZG
Institutional Interiors   KI
Nucraft   SKA Consulting
Shaw Industries Group   Ultrafabrics
Village Smith Galleries   WJ Office

#17 Hole
Bald Mountain golf course at Rumbling Bald Resort

Financial Contributions made by dedicated individuals and companies are an invaluable avenue of support for the foundation fundraising events. We acknowledge the following with gratitude:

Arcadia Chair Company   Armstrong
The Paul Brayton Family Fund   Blockhouse Contract Furniture
Denise and Tom Brown   Encore Seating
Fabulines   Sherrie Flinchum
Forbo   Gray Chiropractic and Sports Associates
Theresa Grove   David Howell
Tammy Rogers-Markle   Susan McDaniel
Judy and Wiley McMinn   Scott Miller
John Romano   Harrison Rutter
Studio Q   Rebecca Swaim
Michael Varljen   Michelle Walter

Golf tournaments are not possible without Prizes. The focus of this event is survivors and raising money to help them as they fight their individual battles. The prizes would not be possible without the generous donations of our own industry members. Thank you to:

Source International   Michael F. Luther and Associates
River's Edge   Greenhouse Fabrics
Debbie Blackwelder/Paul Brayton Designs   Momentum
Davis Furniture   Tammy Markle/WJ Office
Celia Yow/Maharam   Lisa Tapello-Medder/StudioID3
Cathy Greene/Fabulines  
  • Trophies were provided by Ms. Linda Higgins.
  • With sincere gratitude Mr. Mike Mekjian must be recognized for his donation of all the wine donated for the prizes and raffles. This gift benefited the foundation in two ways - it supported the foundation through the sale of the Common Thread for the Cure wines produced by Russian River Vineyards and it provided prizes and raffle items for the tournament.
  • Floral arrangements for the tables were provided by the Lucia Kennerly/Mayer Fabrics.
  • Textiles decorating the tables were provided by Maharam, DesignTex, Mayer Fabrics and Momentum Group.

Volunteers make an event of this size possible. A group of at least 20 dedicated industry professionals registered players, sold raffle tickets, drove beverage carts, served participants beverages and snacks, manned beverage holes, distributed prizes and decorated tables. They made the day an enjoyable experience for all who came to play. It takes captains to keep a group like this organized and moving forward — Celia Yow with Maharam and Tommy Kerr with Eykon WallcoveringThank You! Also to Dottie, Ronda and Barbara – thank you for being there when you were needed.

The true winners for the day are the survivors who will receive financial assistance because of the generosity of their fellow industry members. A very deserving young survivor in Tennessee received her Helping Hand Grant four days after the tournament. Events such as this annual golf tournament make grants possible for women who work in or have family members who work in our industry.

Preparation has already begun for next year...
Mark your calendar to join us on April 28, 2017 for the 15th Annual The Common Thread For The Cure Golf Tournament to be held at the Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure in North Carolina. Rumbling Bald Resort has been a wonderful supporter in providing all the services needed in a financially responsible manner for the foundation. This event is very popular and player positions are quickly filled. Beverage cart and beverage hole opportunities fill quickly. If you have interest in participating in 2017 contact Jane Barea at janeb@walterrobbs.com as soon as possible. You do not want to miss a great day in the mountains.

With sincere gratitude to all, I thank you for everything. -Jane Barea


For more information email: janeb@walterrobbs.com


TWELVE HELPING HAND GRANTS GIVEN IN 2015

The Common Thread For The Cure foundation gave twelve Helping Hand Grants in 2015 for a total of $33,500. Grants went to two recipients in North Carolina, and one recipient in each of the following states – California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. One grant was given to a survivor in Mexico.

A Helping Hand Grant is typically a one-time grant for a breast cancer survivor. Occasionally, but fortunately very rarely, a woman or man will be touched again by breast cancer. If this is an entirely new event, and not a re-occurrence, the person may receive a second grant. The following is a story that a Helping Hand Grant recipient experienced...

One deserving design professional battled the disease and felt very positive about her health and her employment outlook. But life had other plans for her. Many times the consequences of surgeries and treatments are not immediately manifested and this happened to her. Serious health complications began and ultimately more breast surgeries were needed. In addition, she lost her job and the financial burden of the constant surgeries became very difficult. A strong woman, familiar with the design of health care facilities specifically for cancer care, this second blow was especially hard for her. She hesitantly asked for assistance and was given $2,500 to help with her medical expenses. She gratefully placed into words her appreciation for the foundation as follows… "You are one of the few organizations that actually puts help in the hands of those who need it. It seems all the other groups just talk about raising money for the cure, but that never seems to trickle down to the ones that actually have cancer and the aftermath. Your efforts have helped a colleague get back on her feet and gain her bearings once again."

That is what the Helping Hand Grants are meant to do. Thank you to all who have contributed to The Common Thread For The Cure this year so that one of our own industry professionals can be strong again.