New Harley-Davidson event to benefit
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[July 05, 2007]
SPRINGFIELD -- Heartland Hope promises to
become the largest MDA Harley-Davidson fundraiser in the country.
This new event Sept. 7-8 will include a partnership with
Harley-Davidson and their Harley Owners Group chapter members from
Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa.
This destination ride will begin at local dealerships and end
at the Harley-Davidson Assembly Plant in Kansas City, Mo. Once at
the plant, riders will enjoy Harley-Davidson's dyno truck, demo
fleet, dealer mall and traveling museum as well as live
entertainment and more.
Hall's Harley-Davidson and members of their HOG chapters have
been invited to sell raffle tickets to a 2007 Street Bob. This
customized bike will be raffled off Sept. 8, but individuals need
not be present to win. Tickets are currently being sold for $5 each
or five for $20.
Dealers who sell $10,000 in raffle tickets and individual riders
who raise $1,000 from raffle tickets sales or sponsorships will be
invited to attend a VIP reception the evening of Sept. 7 at the farm
of Harley-Davidson's plant manager and vice president, Karl Eberle.
In addition, each dealer will be provided a hospitality tent to
welcome members of their HOG chapters.
All of the money raised by Hall's Harley-Davidson and their HOG
Chapter members will stay to provide services for local families
fighting neuromuscular disease. For more information, contact the
Muscular Dystrophy Association at 217-787-6940 or visit
How MDA funding helps
Flu shot -- $25
One minute of
research -- $85
One support group
session -- $100
occupational or respiratory therapy consultation -- $150
related to initial diagnostic work-up at an MDA clinic -- $200
Assists one person
for one year with the repair of a wheelchair or leg braces --
Sends one child to
MDA summer camp -- $650
Assists one person
with the purchase of a wheelchair, leg bracers or communication
device -- $2,000
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Of every dollar MDA
spends, 77.4 cents goes directly to research, health care
services and education, the rest to fund raising and
MDA spends $85 a
minute in its worldwide research program, supporting some 350
MDA spends $175 a
minute in its health care services program, including clinics
and summer camp.
MDA spends $46 a
minute in its professional and public health education program,
including publications, online sites and research conferences.
MDA maintains some
225 hospital-affiliated clinics, including 37 MDA/ALS centers.
MDA clinics are
staffed by teams of top health professionals skilled in the
diagnosis and medical management of neuromuscular diseases.
Services provided at MDA clinics may include occupational
therapy, selected diagnostic tests, genetic counseling,
respiratory therapy and more.
MDA is sponsoring
some 90 weeklong summer camp sessions in 2007, serving more than
4,000 young people across the country and in Puerto Rico. Over
5,000 volunteers give a week of their time to serve as MDA camp
The 2006 telethon
raised a record $61 million in contributions and pledges.
Telethon 2006 was
viewed by more than 40 million people in the United States,
Puerto Rico and Canada, and by millions more worldwide via the
[Text from file received from MDA
Land of Lincoln Chapter]