Common Thread for the Cure to host market mixer

Common Thread for the Cure Foundation, a nonprofit based in Lexington, North Carolina, will host its first High Point Market mixer to unite the home furnishings and design industries in the battle against breast cancer. The event will be from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at The Point on Commerce Avenue, one block from the Transportation Terminal.

In partnership with the High Point Market Authority and sponsored by Crypton, a leading manufacturer of performance fabrics, the mixer will provide an opportunity to create awareness and educate market attendees about the mission of the Common Thread for the Cure Foundation, as well as its Helping Hand Grants program, which offers financial assistance to furnishings and design industry breast cancer patients through confidential grants.

To date, the foundation has raised more than $1 million and has offered financial assistance to more than 300 individuals throughout North America.

The mixer is open to all registered High Point Market attendees and will include light bites, beer, wine and door prizes throughout the event. Guests will be able to mingle as they talk with supporters and survivors, including grant recipient and board member Laura Holland, vice president of marketing at Hickory Chair, as well as other board members, according to a news release.

“We truly appreciate the High Point Market Authority for partnering with us on this initiative,” said Rob Mayer, president of Mayer Fabrics. “We’re also extremely grateful to Crypton, who generously offered to sponsor the event. It’s an amazing opportunity to unite the furnishings and design industries to create awareness about what the Common Thread for the Cure Foundation is all about and to let folks know that the foundation can provide financial relief through its Helping Hand Grants to those in the industry who are fighting breast cancer.”

A Helping Hand Grant aids breast cancer survivors and their families. For example, a grant can be used to meet household expenses, such as a mortgage or car payment, property taxes, a child’s college tuition, transportation costs, medical bills, housing during treatment and more. Grants are made available every year to approved applicants. The process is completely confidential.

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