Tacoma, Wash. (Sept 26th, 2017) – Milgard Windows & Doors, with the support of Masco Corporation, raised over $27,000 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society through their participation in Bike MS, putting them in the Top 10 of fundraising companies.
The Bike MS: Deception Pass Classic, is a two-day ride through Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties of Washington State. As many as 2,000 riders participate each year to aid in driving MS research forward faster and deliver services to those who face the challenges of MS every day so they can live their best lives.
“The support we receive helps address the challenges of each person affected by MS by enabling the Society to offer more programs, services and fund more research,” said Patricia Shepherd-Barnes, President National MS Society.
“It was fun, exciting as well as wet and exhausting. Hundreds of riders stopped by the Milgard rest stop where we filled water bottles and handed out snacks. They thanked me for serving them and I thanked them for riding and raising money,” said Kelly Bachenberg, Application Developer at Milgard. “A friend of mine with 3 children is only 30 years old and has MS. He’s just a year into the disease and his muscles don’t work and he is unsteady on his feet. I hope that this is the year they find a cure.”
Ten volunteers from the Milgard team participated in the day’s event by riding or manning the rest stop. There was a great sense of common purpose among those who participated in this worthwhile event that they were helping in a small way, the only way they could. Milgard has supported this cause for six years in a row.
About Milgard Windows & Doors
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, backed by a Full Lifetime Warranty, including parts and labor. The company has been recognized as Builders Choice for vinyl and fiberglass windows in the Western United States, in a yearly survey sponsored by Hanley-Wood Inc., publishers of BUILDER Magazine. Milgard® is the highest online rated window and patio door brand, as measured by the 2016 NRS consumer sentiment study conducted by MetrixLab and commissioned by Masco. 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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