Patience, support for Live Ride raises money for MDA

Posted: Thursday, August 12, 2004

Kenai Peninsula Harley-Davidson and Buell would like to take the time to thank the residents and visitors to the peninsula for their patience concerning traffic delays on the Sterling Highway on July 31. The delays were due to the hosting of the sixth annual Live Ride. This event is held every year and raises funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Live Ride consist of riders from across Alaska collecting pledges and donations to MDA throughout the summer and then riding from Anchorage to Soldotna to turn the money in to MDA and enjoy some festivities. A 2004 Harley-Davidson Softail was given away to one lucky donation collector this year as the grand prize.

MDA took home a check for $40,000 to be used in the fight against muscular dystrophy. Of that, $14,500 came from the Kenai Peninsula alone. These funds are raised for Alaska children and are utilized in Alaska primarily for clinics, services and summer camp. Thanks to your generosity and patience, more than 20 children are currently enjoying the annual MDA summer camp in Eagle River for children ages 5 to 21 who suffer from muscular dystrophy.

We would also like to thank all the sponsors and volunteers that make this event happen every year. Harley-Davidson has always worked hand-in-hand with MDA raising $7,286,191.57 in 2003 alone through the work of local dealerships across the country and corporate sponsorship making Harley-Davidson MDA's top corporate sponsor for 2003. Sixty percent of that money came from local dealerships like ours and their events that support MDA.

Any questions or concerns about the event can be directed to Si Zimmerman at Kenai Peninsula Harley-Davidson & Buell at 260-6777 or by e-mail at

Si Zimmerman

General manager

Kenai Peninsula

Harley-Davidson & Buell

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