November 8, 2010 (CARY, NC) – The contemporary furniture that has graced the set of NBC 17’s morning show “My Carolina Today” for the past three months is about to be sold to the highest bidder. Nowell’s Contemporary Furniture in Cary is holding an auction of the furniture the store provided for the TV show’s set. Proceeds will benefit Multiple Myeloma Cancer Research at Duke Medicine.
The auction is part of “Nowell’s Fund To Fight Multiple Myeloma” and is taking place on the store’s website at www.nowellsfurniture.com/auction.aspx. Contemporary pieces from the “My Carolina Today” set include:
Two Sirio Side Chairs
The Copeland Sarah Sideboard
Two Lazar Dylan Chairs
The Elite Contessa Barstool
The Elite Link Barstool
The Calligaris Retro Cocktail Table
The Surya 6×9 Area Rug
The contemporary furniture store’s owner, Jerry Nowell, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in May. Since then he has teamed with the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center to help raise funds for cancer research at Duke Medicine.
Multiple Myeloma is an incurable cancer of the plasma cells in bone marrow. It is diagnosed in approximately 20,000 new patients every year in the US, and the illness claims the lives of nearly half that number annually.
“One hundred percent of the sales of the ‘My Carolina Today’ furnishings will benefit multiple myeloma research at Duke Medicine,” he stressed when he first announced the auction on a segment of the show that aired Monday morning, November 1. An in-store fundraiser will also be announced later this month.
To participate in the bidding on the “My Carolina Today” set pieces, go to http://nowellsfurniture.com/auction.aspx. For more information on the Nowell’s Fund To Fight Multiple Myeloma, visit http://nowellsfurniture.com/multiplemyeloma.aspx
About Nowell’s Contemporary Furniture:
Nowell’s Contemporary Furniture is located at 900 E. Chatham St., Cary, NC 27511. Operated by Jerry Nowell, the store is in its third generation of local ownership with a commitment to contemporary and modern furniture supported by a talented in-store design team and professional delivery crew. “Defining Style Since 1905.”