INDIANAPOLIS – La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries®, known for providing comfort to customers, is teaming up with THE QUILT: A Cancer Support Project to help raise money and support for cancer survivors, their families and friends. THE QUILT will visit the Indianapolis La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries after six successful years of partnering with La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries in Canada.
The La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries furniture store, located at 5330 E. Southport Rd., will host the exhibit featuring more than 30 handmade quilts from Thursday, April 17 to Thursday, May 1. Visitors are encouraged to bid on their favorite quilt to help raise money and awareness for free cancer support programs and services, such as those offered by Y-ME. In addition, the public can view and place bids on the quilts anytime at www.TheQuilt.com. The quilts will be auctioned off during a reception beginning at 6 p.m., on May 1 at the La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries. The event will be open to the public and tickets are available for purchase at the La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries.
“La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries is delighted to be part of such a wonderful, worthwhile cause,” said Tom Foster, owner of the Indianapolis La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries. “We hope to raise awareness that will, in turn, raise money to support people living with all types of cancer by offering free programs that provide physical, emotional and educational support, which affects so many friends and families each year.”
The traveling exhibition is one aspect of THE QUILT’s initiatives, which overall have raised more than $1.5 million (USD) for community support programs for cancer patients, their families and friends since 1999. La-Z-Boy stores have played an active role in supporting the program since 2002.
La-Z-Boy is known for providing comfort to its customers,” said Foster. “It’s only natural that we would support a program that is focused on providing comfort and support to cancer survivors and their families. We are excited to bring THE QUILT to Indianapolis.
THE QUILT project was conceived nine years ago by breast cancer survivor Carol Miller. An avid quilter, Miller invited other area quilters to submit finished works of any size or design to be displayed and auctioned to raise money for breast cancer support programs. Originally, she hoped that 35 quilts would be donated. Instead, 134 were completed by survivors, doctors, family members and others who found the joy, laughter and fulfillment that this historic craft can inspire. For more information, visit www.TheQuilt.com.
The exhibit is open to the public during regular store hours, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 12 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, contact La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries furniture store at 317-613-3497, ext. 214 or visit www.lazboy.com/Indy.