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Harley-Davidson Presents $3 million to MDA at Labor Day Telethon

Harley-Davidson’s family of customers, dealers, employees and suppliers has presented a contribution of $3 million during the 2011 Muscular Dystrophy Association Labor Day Telethon. The contribution marks the 31st year Harley-Davidson has supported MDA, and brings its cumulative fundraising to $79 million.

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Harley-Davidson’s family of customers, dealers, employees and suppliers has presented a contribution of $3 million during the 2011 Muscular Dystrophy Association Labor Day Telethon. The contribution marks the 31st year Harley-Davidson has supported MDA, and brings its cumulative fundraising to $79 million.

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Mike Kennedy, Harley-Davidson’s vice president, North America Sales, along with representatives from the company’s top U.S. fundraising dealerships, presented the check to MDA.

“I am proud to represent the entire Harley-Davidson family today who continue to come together to Make a Muscle and Make a Difference for the families living with neuromuscular diseases,” said Kennedy. “For 31 years, thousands upon thousands of members of the Harley-Davidson family have given their time, their love and their dollars to help fulfill the dreams of a brighter future for everyone with muscular dystrophy.”

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Joining Kennedy on the telethon broadcast were representatives from dealerships that hosted top MDA fundraising events this year. These dealers include the Pennsylvania Eastern Harley-Davidson Dealers Association, which holds the single largest MDA fundraising event in the country – the annual Ride for Life. The 2011 event raised nearly $1 million. Also participating in the broadcast were representatives from Kutter Harley-Davidson in Janesville, Wis; Motor City Harley-Davidson in Farmington Hills, Mich; and Sauk Prairie Harley-Davidson in Sauk City, Wis.

Harley-Davidson has been a national sponsor of the Muscular Dystrophy Association since 1980. For more information on the Harley-Davidson and MDA relationship, visit www.mdarides.org.

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