Nowell’s Fund to Fight Multiple Myeloma To Host Kick-Off Event


The public is invited to help launch the holiday fundraiser. 


November 26, 2010 (CARY, NC) — Nowell’s Contemporary Furniture in Cary will launch its holiday fundraiser to benefit multiple myeloma research at Duke University Medical Center with an in-store kick-off on Tuesday, December 7, from 6-8 p.m. The event will include giveaways, music, refreshments, and a brief presentation on the illness as well as Nowell’s fundraising effort, “Nowell’s Fund To Fight Multiple Myeloma.” The public is invited.


Nowell’s owner Jerry Nowell was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the white blood cells, earlier this year and is currently undergoing treatment.


The purpose of the December 7 kick-off event is to raise awareness of multiple myeloma and to highlight the two ongoing fundraising events at Nowell’s Contemporary Furniture:


(1) An online auction of fine furnishings from Nowell’s that has been featured on the set of NBC 17’s “My Carolina Today” show.


(2) The in-store Ekornes benefit: Every customer who purchases an Ekornes Stressless Recliner during the holiday season and donates $50 to Nowell’s Fund To Fight Multiple Myeloma will receive a $200 discount off his or her purchase. The Ekornes fundraiser began Thanksgiving weekend. Party “giveaways” will be provided by Ekornes.


Multiple Myeloma 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. While there is currently no cure for multiple myeloma, on-going research raises great hope that emerging therapies may make this a manageable disease and, ultimately, lead to a cure.


All contributions to the Nowell’s Fund To Fight Multiple Myeloma will benefit multiple myeloma research at the Duke Medical Center. For more information on the fundraiser, visit


Nowell’s Contemporary Furniture is located 900 East Chatham Street, Cary, NC 27511. For more information and directions, go to


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.” For more information:


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