Charlotte, N.C. – Dec. 2, 2013 – A local man from Indian Trail, N.C. is making his holiday decorations count for the second year in a row by collecting donations for the National Foundation for Cancer Research during the display and online.
Pete Kimbell and his wife, Sherri, have been planning their charitable display since before the lights from 2012 were taken down. In light of Pete’s mother’s diagnosis of pancreatic cancer last year, decided to dedicate the proceeds to cancer research again this year.
“Mom saw the display the first night last year and was in tears after the show. Her sincere appreciation made all those hours worth it,” said Kimbell. “Many guests gave compliments about the show. Some heard about our fundraising cause and made a special trip just to see the show and make a donation. A few even shared that they were battling cancer as well and appreciated our efforts. Because of the continuing advances of cancer research, Mom is still going strong and has exceeded the average life expectancy of a stage 4 pancreatic cancer patient. I’m glad to say she will get to see the lights again this year.”
The show is even more intricate than last year, featuring 7300 traditional Christmas lights as well as more than 6300 LED lights, which are all computer programmed and synchronized to music broadcast over Kimbell’s private radio station, 94.5 FM.
The lights are on display every night from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on school nights, and 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. on non-school nights, with shows every 15 minutes. The show will run through Jan. 1, 2014.
Donations can be made online as well as on-site at Kimbell’s home.
The location of the display is:
4026 Garden Oak Drive
Indian Trail, NC 28079
About the National Foundation for Cancer Research
The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) is a leading cancer research charity dedicated to funding cancer research and public education relating to cancer prevention, earlier diagnosis, better treatments and, ultimately, a cure for cancer. NFCR promotes and facilitates collaboration among scientists to accelerate the pace of discovery from bench to bedside.
Since 1973, NFCR has provided over $309 million supporting discovery-oriented cancer research focused on understanding how and why cells become cancerous, and on public education relating to cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. For more information, please visit www.NFCR.org.