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 (www.nowellsfurniture.com) 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 http://nowellsfurniture.com/auction.aspx. For more information on the “Nowell’s Fund To Fight Multiple Myeloma,” go to 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.” For more information: www.nowellsfurniture.com.

 

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: www.bdiusa.com.

Jerry Nowell Takes His Mission To NBC 17’s “My Carolina Today”

Jerry Nowell of Nowell's Contemporary Furniture

October 30, 2010 (RALEIGH, NC) – Jerry Nowell, a man who normally prefers to remain in the background running his award-winning store Nowell’s Contemporary Furniture in Cary, is going before the cameras next week to discuss his battle with multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer, and the fundraiser he’ll launch in November to benefit Multiple Myeloma Cancer Research at Duke Medicine.

 

Nowell will be a featured guest on NBC 17’s “My Carolina Today” show on Monday, November 1, at 11 a.m. Joining him will be Dr. Cristina Gasparetto, a specialist in laboratory and clinical research in the field of multiple myeloma at Duke Medicine.

 

Multiple myeloma is cancer of the plasma cells in bone marrow.

 

Nowell, 49, was diagnosed in May after a routine check up. Since then, he’s been sharing his progress on Facebook and planning “Nowell’s Fund To Fight Multiple Myeloma” in association with the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center.

 

The furniture store has been sponsoring holiday-season charitable fundraisers for several years. Nowell’s decision to make cancer research at Duke the recipient of this year’s fundraiser was obviously personal.

 

“While there is currently no cure for multiple myeloma, on-going research raises great hope that emerging therapies may turn it into a manageable disease and, ultimately, lead to a cure,” he said.

 

Dr. Gasparetto will discuss some of those advances when the show airs.

 

Nowell’s Contemporary Furniture furnishes the set for “My Carolina Today” set. On the Monday segment, Jerry Nowell will also announce that the pieces on the set will be up for auction on the store’s website, www.nowellsfurniture.com, starting Monday with all proceeds from the auction benefiting Multple Myeloma Cancer Research at Duke Medicine.

 

Details on the in-store fundraiser will be released soon.

 

“My Carolina Today,” hosted by Sharon Delaney, Page Crawford and Valonda Calloway, airs each weekday on NBC 17 at 11 a.m. For more information, go to www.mycarolinatoday.com.

 

For more information Nowell’s Contemporary Furniture and the upcoming fundraiser, visit www.nowellsfurniture.com.

 

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.”