Tacoma, Wash. (October 10th, 2016) – With the support of Masco Corporation, employees at the corporate headquarters of Milgard® Windows & Doors contributed over $30,000 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society during their participation in the Bike MS: Deception Pass Classic two-day event.
This year’s Washington state event took place through the picturesque Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties. The funds were raised to aid in research that’s dedicated to stopping disease progression, restoring lost function, and finding a cure for MS. Funds also support programs and services that help people affected by MS live their best lives.
At last count, Milgard, with the supporting of Masco Corporation, raised over $30,965 through donation, fundraising and matching gift pledges which was added to the $1.8MM total for all Bike MS events in the Northwest.
“It feels great to be a big part of this amazing effort,” said Tim Large, ERP core team member at Milgard. “Its hard work, but it’s all worth it. Milgard will be there next year to continue to fight for a world free of MS.”
Patty Shepherd-Barnes, Chapter President of the National Multiple Sclerosis, Greater Northwest Chapter says, “We are so grateful for the ongoing support Milgard provides through the Bike MS: Deception Pass Classic. Since 2010, Milgard has raised over $92,000 to support Society services and research and their dedicated group of volunteers have anchored our most highly trafficked Bike MS rest stop, earning the Best Rest Stop award the past two years. This year, we were proud to recognize their efforts with the prestigious Pete Kenville Volunteer of the Year Award. Thank you, Milgard, for everything you do for our community members affected by multiple sclerosis.”
A total of 16 riders participated in the event and another 9 Milgard employees were on the volunteer team who manned the rest stop providing food and drinks to the cyclists. This was the fifth year Milgard has participated in the event.
About Milgard Windows & Doors Corporation
Milgard Windows & Doors, a Masco company based in Tacoma, Washington, offers a full line of vinyl, wood, fiberglass and aluminum windows and patio doors for builders, dealers and homeowners, all backed by a Full Lifetime Warranty, including parts and labor. The company has been recognized for manufacturing the nation’s highest quality vinyl windows eight times in a yearly survey sponsored by Hanley-Wood Inc., publishers of BUILDER Magazine. Milgard has approximately 3,800 dealer locations nationwide. For more information, visit milgard.com or call 1.800.MILGARD.
About Masco Corporation
Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS), parent company of Milgard Windows & Doors, is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of branded home improvement and building products. Our portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Behr® paint; Delta® and Hansgrohe® faucets, bath and shower fixtures; KraftMaid® and Merillat® cabinets; Milgard® windows and doors; and HotSpring® spas. We leverage our powerful brands across product categories, sales channels and geographies to create value for our customers and shareholders. For more information about Masco Corporation, visit Masco.com.
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms vary from person to person and range from numbness and tingling, to walking difficulties, fatigue, dizziness, pain, depression, blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million worldwide.
About the National MS Society
The Society mobilizes people and resources so that everyone affected by multiple sclerosis can live their best lives as they stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever. Last year alone, through its comprehensive nationwide network of services, the Society devoted $122.2 million to connect more than one million individuals to the people, information and resources they need. To move closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested $54 million to support more than 380 new and ongoing research projects around the world. The Society is united in its collective power to do something about MS now and end this disease forever. Learn more at www.nationalMSsociety.org.
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