FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TREASURER COWELL RETURNS UNCLAIMED CASH AT STATE FAIR
Presents Check to Susan G. Komen Triangle to Coast in
Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
RALEIGH – State Treasurer Janet Cowell made an appearance
at the NC Cash booth at the State Fair Tuesday, assisting state fairgoers in
finding their share of more than $340 million in unclaimed property that may
belong to them.
During her visit, Treasurer Cowell presented a check for
$15,909 to the Susan G. Komen North
Carolina Triangle to the Coast Affiliate. Accepting the check was Komen NC-TTC
Executive Director Pam Kohl.
“Our Affiliate is thrilled to be receiving funds from the
Unclaimed Cash Division. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so it could
not have come at a more appropriate time,” Kohl said. “We work every day to
save lives right here in North Carolina and these funds will go a long way in
helping us make a real difference.” Kohl
noted that the funds could cover the cost of 1,500 mammograms.
“I always look forward to experiencing the State Fair—and
this year I stocked up on some honey and enjoyed apple cider,” Cowell
said. “My fair visit was made even
better by handing over money that will help in the fight against breast
Since the start of the fair, over $130,000 has been
The Unclaimed Property Division of the N.C. Department of
State Treasurer returned more than $50 million in unclaimed cash in 2012.
Unclaimed property consists of bank accounts, wages, utility deposits, stocks,
bonds and other property types that have been abandoned due to a loss of
communication or oversight. North Carolinians can search for unclaimed property