Last updateTue, 22 May 2018 10pm

Richmond jewelers raise $14,500 for VCU Massey Cancer Center through Jewels for a Cure raffle


(RICHMOND, Va.) - Last month, VCU Massey Cancer Center held it’s annual Women & Wellness program at the historic Jefferson Hotel. With over 1000 supporters attending the sold-out breakfast and lunch programs, the event raised over $180,000 for the Cancer Center, including $14,500 raised by the first Jewels for a Cure Raffle.

The raffle featured a dozen pieces of fine jewelry and watches. Each piece – valued at $1,500 –  was donated by a different Richmond area jeweler: Adolf Jewelers, Carreras Ltd., Charles Schwarzschild, Inc., Cheryl Fornash Jewelers, Cowardin’s Jewelers, Davis Jewelry, Dransfield Jewelers, Jack Kreuter Jewelers, Fink’s Jewelers, MacLaren Jewelers, Schwarzschild Jewelers and Victoria Charles Jewellery.

Word is that the Jewels for a Cure Raffle was so well received that it will become an annual part of the Women & Wellness event.

(l-r) Lizze Oglesby, MacLaren Jewelers; Ronnie Adolf, Adolf Jewelers; Cheryl Fornash, Cheryl Fornash Jewelers and Raffle co-chair; Don Dransfield, Dransfield Jewelers; Sue Acri, Executive Director of Development for VCU Massey Cancer Center; Todd Minnich, Schwarzschild Jewelers; Tricia Branch, Jewels for a Cure Raffle co-chair; Taylor Cowardin, Cowardin’s Jewelers; Regina Carreras, Carreras Jewelers; Jane Sternheimer, Charles Schwarzschild Jewelers. Participants not pictured: Fink’s Jewelers; Davis Jewelry; Jack Kreuter Jewelers; Victoria Charles Jewellery.