Monday, March 22, 2010

Focused on a Cure's Traveling Exhibit: March & April

Our exhibit (by Irresistible Portraits) will begin traveling to different locations throughout the community today! Take a look to see where it will be....

Today through Friday, March 26th
Fifth Third Bank (Wilmar branch)
871 Church Street N
Concord, NC 28025

Monday, March 29th through Friday, April 2nd
Cabarrus Family Medicine - Kannapolis
4443 Kannapolis Parkway
Kannapolis, NC 28083

Monday, April 5th through Saturday, April 10th
Concord Library
27 Union Street N
Concord, NC 28025

Monday, April 12th through Friday, April 16th
Breast Health Center
at CMC-NE Outpatient Center - Copperfield
1085 Northeast Gateway Court NE
Concord, NC 28025

Monday, April 19th through Friday, April 30th
CaroMont Cancer Center
at Gaston Memorial Hospital
Gastonia, NC

We need more exhibit venues from May into the summer months. If you have a business or know of someone who might be interested in hosting the exhibit, please contact Renda at 704.933.5600 or We will be happy to reserve the dates that are best for you and then we'll set up the display and take it down. No hassle to you.... just spreading awareness! We look forward to hearing from you!

While you've got your calendar open... Save the evening of Friday, August 6th for Piggin' Out for Pink 2010! More details to come.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Fundraiser Update

We've had a few different fundraisers in the last couple of weeks. "A Taste of Dream Dinners" was Monday, March 8th at the Cloverleaf Parkway Dream Dinners in Kannapolis, NC. Our turnout wasn't as grand as we had hoped, so Kristi (owner of Dream Dinners - Kannapolis) decided to extend the $25 offer (6-serving dinner for $25) until the end of March!!!! She decided to donate a percentage of the total sales to Focused on a Cure. We can't wait to hear the total donation from Dream Dinners!

Then, last Saturday, the Brow Lounge held their Grand Opening at their Cornelius, NC location. They offered to give 50% of their sales from Saturday to Focused on a Cure! WOW! We're still waiting to hear the grand total from Saturday, but it seems like it will be large considering the items in the boutique were sellling like wildfire! Even if you didn't make it to the grand opening event, stop by their location when you have time. Their boutique has some very unique accessories and clothing AND you'll be impressed with their fabulous location!

And last but not least.... Irresistible Portraits hosted a Bunny Portrait Fundraiser last Sunday... just in time for Easter! We raised a total of $1,100 for Focused on a Cure! The portraits were ADORABLE!

Take a peek at candids and portraits from these recent events on our fan page at

MARK YOUR CALENDAR for Wednesday, April 28th from 5pm to 9pm. Skateland (in Kannapolis) has offered their facility for ROLLIN' FOR A CURE! We're going skating and you're invited. Tickets will be $5 each and a portion of the proceeds will go to Focused on a Cure!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR for Relay for Life Cabarrus on May 15th and 16th at the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center. If you haven't joined a team yet, you're welcome to join ours! We have some LARGE ideas for fundraising at the event and we'd love for you to be a part of it.

Stay up to date with our events and fundraisers at

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Belk Charity Sale

Belk will hold its semi-annual Charity Sale event benefiting local charities and non-profits on Saturday, May 1st from 6-10am at Belk stores companywide.

The Belk Charity Sale is a private, four-hour sale dedicated to supporting local non-profit organizations. Participating charities will have the opportunity to raise money for their organization while ticket holders receive 20% - 70% off Belk purchases storewide, including special savings on rarely-discounded brands.

Focused on a Cure is selling tickets at $5 each and is able to keep 100% of the proceeds from every ticket sold.

If you're interested in purchasing a ticket, stop by IP at 1418 South Main Street, Kannapolis, NC or call us at 704.933.5600.

Relay for Life Meeting [03.04.10]

Renda and I attended the Relay for Life meeting last Thursday evening at CMC-Northeast. March is the month of colon cancer awareness. The ribbon color for colon cancer is blue, so everyone who attended the meeting who BLUE!

Here's a recap of fundraising to date:
Cabarrus County Relay for Life goal: $150,000
To date: $14,710.61
Team goal: 80 teams
To date: 51 teams
Survivor goals: 1,500 survivors
To date: 56 survivors

Slowly but surely, Cabarrus County is making progress!

There will be a station by the stage at Relay Cabarrus this year for Locks of Love donations. Anyone who wants to donate 6+ inches of hair can go there between 5:30 and 6pm. There will be stylists there to cut and style your hair!

There will be Car Cruise in downtown Kannapolis (Cannon Village)  on Saturday, March 13th at 4:30pm. Bring your old car or stop by to see all the cars. Southern Charm is a sponsor this year for Relay and they are allowing Relay teams to set up tables near their store to sell items and raise donations!!!

There are many other fundraisers approaching for Relay. You can keep an eye on them by visiting the Cabarrus Relay for Life website.