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Small Business Saturday vendor fair benefits Cancer Services

Local entrepreneurs sold their wares at a vendor fair that benefited Cancer Services onSmall Business Saturday.

The Debbie Burchett canada goose outlet online uk canada goose clearance sale Endowment Fund held canada goose outlet jackets the vendor fair in the Bolton Home and Garden Building at the Winston Salem Fairgrounds. It’s one of several events including 5k runs, golf tournaments and other canada goose outlet new york city vendors fairs the Fund holds to raise money for Cancer Services, which provides patient advocacy, support groups, wellness classes and other resources to cancer patients.

Among the more than 30 local vendors there, some cheap canada goose had storefronts like Camel City Goods, which canada goose uk outlet sold Winston Salem labeled apparel, and It’s Beauty: Shades of Color, a downtown boutique that was selling shea butter and rice bags at the event. Most vendors there simply sold their wares online, by word of mouth or at other vendor fairs.

Sara Jensen, set up her Family Ties booth, knowing her vendor fee would go to help Cancer Services. It was “pay what you can” for her custom bowties, head wraps, adventure bags and stuffed monsters. She said her family has made an annual tradition to adopt a family canada goose outlet in need around canada goose outlet uk sale the holidays and any sales she made would go toward supporting them.

“We’ve been so blessed, we goose outlet canada just want to pass it on,” said Jensen.

For some vendors, contributing to Cancer Services was personal, since they too have been helped by the nonprofit. Dorothy Sweet, owner of Sweet Media, had what she hoped was her final cancer related surgery earlier this month. It’s her seventh surgery in less than six years.

“I’m hopeful this is the last one, cheap canada goose uk if not, I know canada goose outlet parka Cancer Services will be there,” she said.

Sweet was selling her artistic creations, including colorful working uk canada goose clocks that she created from records. The patterns on canada goose outlet nyc the records were created through acrylic pouring, or pouring paint on it and then moving the record to let it flow into different patterns. The paint that dripped off during canada goose this process was absorbed by paper below that she used for bookmarks and magnets.

“I started piddling canada goose outlet with the painting and stuff canada goose coats on sale as a way to escape from cancer treatments and all that,” she said.

It’s been two years since the surgery that made Dawn Johnson cancer free. She works full time at Wells Fargo, but in canada goose clearance her spare time creates custom T shirts and gifts as owner of Spiritually Made Apparel Gift Solutions. Her booth was covered in bejeweled shirts, including many giving a message of hope and support to Canada Goose Online those with cancer. She also had custom Christmas ornaments, cups and gift baskets. She said surviving cancer strengthened her faith and gave her new motivation to live life to its fullest.

“I just had a will to live in a canada goose outlet black friday future canada goose jacket outlet where I wanted to do more,” said Johnson.

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The Carolina Panthers have begun a new community service initiative in several communities throughout North and South Carolina. Their “Keep Pounding Day” was introduced in Winston Salem at Quarry Park on Wednesday, May 1.

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