New Items Added To Nowell’s Online Auction To Benefit Cancer Research

BDI Adds Home Theater Furniture To The Offerings


November 18, 2010 (CARY, NC) – BDI, a leading manufacturer of contemporary home theater furniture, has donated three high-end audio-visual stands to the online auction that is going on now on the Nowell’s Contemporary Furniture website ( to benefit “Nowell’s Fund To Fight Multiple Myeloma.” One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit multiple myeloma research at Duke Medicine.


Nowell’s owner, Jerry Nowell, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma earlier this year. The store has been holding annual holiday fundraisers for various charities for several years, so this year Nowell decided to commit his efforts to benefit cancer research at Duke Medicine.


“BDI is proud to support Jerry Nowell and others in the quest for a cure for multiple myeloma,” said Steve Feldman, Director of Sales for BDI.  


The auction began November 8 with nine pieces of furniture that Nowell’s supplied for NBC 17’s “My Carolina Today” set, including side chairs, barstools, a cocktail table, area rug and sideboard. The BDI pieces have now been added to the online auction. Bidders can click on images of the pieces for more information then place their bids on the site. The auction will continue through December 31st. “Buy It Now” prices are also listed for each item.


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.


Along with the online furniture auction, Nowell’s will soon announce an in-store fundraiser as well.


To participate in the bidding, go to For more information on the “Nowell’s Fund To Fight Multiple Myeloma,” 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:


About BDI:


BDI offers a collection of furniture pieces that are unique, functional and great looking. BDI’s Home Theater furniture is engineered to meet the demanding needs of today’s electronics, and do so while enriching the home and the home theater experience. BDI was the first to introduce innovations such as hidden wheels, adjustable shelves, cable management and flow-through ventilation as standard features. A BDI Home Theater system successfully merges functional innovation with original and exciting Design. For more information:

John Isner Tennis Exhibition Dedicated to Raleigh’s Rhyne Andrews

November 1, 2010 (RALEIGH, NC ) — ATP Touring Professional and North Carolina native John Isner will headline a tennis exhibition in Raleigh on Saturday, November 20, 2010, with proceeds going to the Duke Hospital Ovarian Cancer Research in support of Rhyne Andrews of Raleigh, daughter of former professional tennis player Andy Andrews and his wife Carol. Isner will be joined by Luke Jensen, Irina Falconi and Lauren Herring.


This special charity event will begin at 5pm on the J.W. Isenhour Indoor Tennis Center on the NC State University campus. Play will begin at 5 pm and will include women’s singles, mixed doubles, and men’s singles


John Isner

Currently ranked #17 on the ATP Tour, Isner’s rise began In 2007 when he led the University of Georgia to an undefeated season and an NCAA Championship. He turned professional later that same year. As a professional, Isner had a break-out performance in the 2009 U.S. Open when he defeated fellow American and the world’s fifth ranked player Andy Roddick. His most famous victory came this past summer at Wimbledon when the 6-foot 9-inch Isner defeated Nicolas Mahut in “the longest tennis match ever played.” Currently, he is a member of the 2010 US Davis Cup team.


Isner and his friends are donating their time to play an exhibition in Raleigh to honor Rhyne Andrews, a friend and fellow Georgia Bulldog, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Isner’s mother is an ovarian cancer survivor, so the diagnosis of his 22-year-old friend hit home. Andrews has taken the semester off while she undergoes treatment


“We are truly thankful to John Isner for headlining this event. Many thanks also go out to Duke Hospital, NC State University, Gateway Bank, Melanie Bachelor, Bobby Mariencheck, NC Tennis Association, John McDonald, Luke Jensen, Lauren Herring, Irina Falconi  and others for making this event possible.” says Andy Andrews, organizer of the event.


Tickets are limited and can be purchased at General seating tickets are $50 and VIP seating is available for $75.  Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. for the event.