The Common Thread for the Cure distributes pink lamps during High Point Market 

High Point, NC—November 9, 2023 – The Common Thread for the Cure, a non-profit  organization that supports people battling breast cancer within the home furnishings industry, had  a visible presence during High Point Market gifting Pink Pixie desk lamps to attendees sporting  the color pink in honor of breast cancer awareness month. Lamp recipients were not only surprised  that wearing pink netted them a reward, but were grateful to learn about an organization that is  doing such meaningful work to support their peers in the industry.  


The grants that The Common Thread for the Cure Foundation provides can be used directly toward  the individual’s needs – groceries, medical assistance, transportation, fuel. The organization has  supported people in 30 states, Canada and Mexico, awarding over $1,000,000 in grants. The mission of the Foundation is to enhance quality of life by enabling recipients to maintain as normal a lifestyle as possible while they are confronting the disease. 

Jenn Skultety, and Cheryl Luckett

“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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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.

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