Release Date: 9/23/2004
Milwaukee, WI - (MCNW) Harley-Davidson's fundraising for the Muscular Dystrophy Association has topped the $50 million mark. During the Sept. 5-6 Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon, Harley-Davidson announced a 2004 fundraising total of $4 million, bringing cumulative fundraising in the 24 years of Company involvement with the MDA to $51 million. Harley-Davidson Motor Company President and Chief Operating Officer Jim McCaslin presented the $4 million on behalf of the thousands who raised the funds.
"Harley-Davidson's family of dealers, suppliers, riders and employees were hard at work planning open houses, rides and other special events to raise money for MDA," said McCaslin during the Telethon broadcast. "Their hard work helps make life brighter for people with neuromuscular disease and helps make headway in finding a cure." Joining McCaslin in the presentation were the top fundraising Harley-Davidson dealers in the United States: Brian Bentley, Brian's Harley-Davidson, Langhorne, Pa.; Robert and Dev Johnson, Cycle Connection, Joplin, Mo.; Billy Laws, Mitchell's Modesto (Cal.) Harley-Davidson and Jamestown (Cal.) Harley-Davidson; Dennis and Carol Schaeffer, Schaeffer's Harley-Davidson, Orwigsburg, Pa.; and Stretch and Karen Smaltz, Smaltz's Harley-Davidson, Eagle, Pa Harley-Davidson MDA Fundraising Harley-Davidson fundraising activities for the Muscular Dystrophy Association took place over the 12-month period leading up to the Telethon and included pledge rides, dealer fundraisers, motorcycle raffles and pin sales.
Harley-Davidson has been a national sponsor of the Muscular Dystrophy Association since 1980. The Funds raised support life-saving research, comprehensive medical care for children and adults with neuromuscular disease, and the MDA summer camps.
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