Harley-Davidson Honored for Research Contributions at 2018 MDA Clinical Conference
Director of Government Affairs Ed Moreland presented with a symbolic white research coat to recognize Harley-Davidson’s support of the children and families MDA serves
Who: Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson, Inc., Director of Government Affairs Ed Moreland and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)
What: Every year, MDA honors one of its outstanding national partners that truly makes MDA’s work possible. This year, Harley-Davidson Director of Government Affairs Ed Moreland accepted a special award for Harley-Davidson’s ongoing contributions to MDA’s research program, and was presented with a white coat by MDA President and CEO Lynn Vos and MDA Chairman of the Board R. Rodney Howell, M.D. The coat serves as a symbol of Harley-Davidson’s commitment to funding treatments and cures for neuromuscular diseases over the last 38 years. The Harley-Davidson family of riders, dealers, HOG members, customers, suppliers and employees has demonstrated its commitment to helping MDA and MDA families live longer, stronger lives. The iconic American company has raised more than $103 million in support of MDA’s mission through various events and programs, including group rides, dealer events and MDA’s largest fundraising events, “Black N Blue Ball” dinner auctions. Thousands of Harley riders also volunteer each summer at MDA camps across the country.
Where: 2018 MDA Clinical Conference, Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA. The 2018 MDA Clinical Conference is the preeminent gathering of MDA Care Center teams from across the country, as well as a growing number of medical and scientific experts from government, academia and industry. The Clinical Conference reflects MDA’s commitment and efforts to enhance the communication of new research findings and information related to the delivery of best-in-class medical care for individuals with neuromuscular diseases.
When: Monday, March 12.
Photos and Captions:
Harley-Davidson Director of Government Affairs Ed Moreland trades in his leather jacket for a symbolic white lab coat, a special award to recognize Harley-Davidson’s fundraising efforts for the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s research program. The Harley-Davidson family has raised more than $103 million over 38 years to advance treatments and cures for neuromuscular diseases. MDA President and CEO Lynn Vos and MDA Chairman of the Board R. Rodney Howell, M.D., presented the award.
Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson, Inc. was honored with a special award during the 2018 MDA Clinical Conference in Arlington, VA on Monday, to recognize the company’s fundraising efforts for MDA’s research program. Left to right: MDA National Ambassador Faith Fortenberry, Harley-Davidson Director of Government Affairs Ed Moreland, MDA President and CEO Lynn Vos and MDA National Ambassador Justin Moy.
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About Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Since 1903, Harley-Davidson Motor Company has fulfilled dreams of personal freedom with cruiser, touring and custom motorcycles, riding experiences and events, and a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, general merchandise, riding gear and apparel. For more information, visit h-d.com.
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