H-D Donates $4.6 Million to Fight Muscular Dystrophy
September 6, 2005
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Harley-Davidson's fundraising for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) topped $4.6 million dollars this year, the company announced during the Sept. 4-5 Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon. The contribution brings the total fundraising for Harley-Davidson's 25 years of involvement with the MDA to $55 million.
Harley-Davidson Motor Company President and Chief Operating Officer Jim McCaslin presented the $4.6 million. “Harley-Davidson's family of dealers, suppliers, riders and employees were hard at work this year planning open houses, rides and other special events to raise money for MDA,” McCaslin said during the Telethon broadcast. “Their hard work helps make life brighter for people with neuromuscular disease and helps make headway in finding a cure.”
Harley-Davidson has been a national sponsor of the Muscular Dystrophy Association since 1980. The Motor Company's most recent fundraising activities for the MDA took place over the 12-month period leading up to the Telethon and included pledge rides, dealer fundraisers, motorcycle raffles and pin sales. The funds raised support life-saving research, comprehensive medical care for children and adults with neuromuscular disease, and MDA summer camps.