Friday, October 31, 2014

Fundraising sale for children's cancer with a local music link

A few years ago I was contacted about a benefit concert at Snug Harbor for the daughter of Charlotte musician, Candice Tucker, singer for the band the Situationals. At just two-years-old Candice's daughter Cora was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a form of cancer that affects the nerve cells most often in children five and under.

I was particularly struck by Cora's story because she is only a month older than my oldest son. I am always pleased to get updates on Cora's progress (I feel the same about Bob Crawford of the Avett Brothers' daughter Hallie, who has battled cancer for most of her young life).

Thankfully Cora has been cancer-free for two years now, but every November Candice and her friends and family throw a massive yard sale to raise money for children's cancer research through Cora Cadets, their CureSearch cancer walk team.

This year the annual yard sale takes place Sunday, November 2 at Tucker's home, 7026 Brookgreen Terrace in Matthews. Candice reports that they've received a ton of donations for the sale including furniture, electronics, sports equipment, baby gear, toys, clothes of all sizes, books and linens. My car is actually packed and heading there now if you're up for some unworn orange flats, an unopened chocolate candy maker (weird Christmas present, mom), goth curtains or a silver changing table.

All proceeds will be donated to CureSearch where 99 cents of every dollar goes toward pediatric cancer research. If you can't make the sale, you can make a monetary donation here.