From Home Furnishing Business
Piedmont Furniture Club Tourney Raises $10K for Hospital
The donation for the August 21 event at Willow Creek Golf Course in High Point was made in honor of Harold Hart , furniture distributor and owner of Hart Furniture in Siler City, N.C. The Piedmont Furniture Club honored Hart for his longevity in the furniture industry, particularly since his diagnosis with leukemia in December of 2012. Many participants, as well as those who could not attend the tournament, made additional contributions to Brenner’s Cancer Research. Harold was unable to attend, so close friend Maurice Pleasants spoke on his condition and expressed Harold’s gratitude for honoring him at their event.
Thomas McLean MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Wake Forest University and Principal Investigator for the Children’s Oncology Group; and Erin McCloskey, Events Coordinator for Brenner Children’s Hospital attended the tournament and expressed their gratitude for the donation to children’s cancer research.
The tournament itself was a success with 24 teams and sponsoring partners, the International Market Centers, Murrow’s Transfer, Zenith Global Logistics, Planned Furniture Promotions, SDJ Trucking, Boyles Furniture & Rugs, and BFI Inc., to name a few.
“With the third year of incorporating Brenner Children’s Hospital as the Piedmont Furniture Club’s designated golf charity, we see how honoring our friends and colleagues who have or still are battling cancer, can bring an industry together," said Ray Haislip , Virginia/Carolinas HFRA president. "We are excited to be able to provide the platform for that purpose.”