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Horizon Forest Products' Carl Bahn Raises Nearly $4,000 for Muscular Dystrophy Association

Raleigh Branch Leader gets "locked up" during annual fundraising event to help fund a cure for muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related diseases
    RALEIGH, NC, September 19, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Carl Bahn, Raleigh Cabinet and Flooring Branch Team Leader for Horizon Forest Products, has successfully raised "bail" for the Muscular Dystrophy Association's Annual Lock-Up fundraiser. The Raleigh event was held on August 22nd at The Capital City Club in Raleigh. Bahn raised over $3,800 and has been a regular participant in this event since 2007.

"I had a great time and appreciate all the contributions that helped me meet my goal," adds Bahn. "Being involved with MDA and being a part—if only a small part—of helping to find a cure for muscular dystrophy and Lou Gehrig's Disease is so gratifying. I hope that through MDA and the efforts of so many people, that one day these diseases will be a thing of the past."

For more than 60 years, MDA has provided help and hope for families living with neuromuscular disease. The organization is the world leader in sponsoring research seeking the causes of, and effective treatments for, neuromuscular diseases. Almost every treatment currently in development for neuromuscular diseases is based on research funded by MDA.

The MDA Lock-Up is a community event that is a unique and fun way to help local children and adults who live with muscle disease. Money raised through these national Lock-Up events helps MDA in its mission of curing muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related diseases by funding worldwide research, providing comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy, and education.

David Williams, Vice President of Horizon Forest Products, says that he's proud of Bahn's efforts and notes that his seven-year commitment to MDA comes as no surprise.

"If you know Carl, you know that he's an incredibly dedicated and selfless individual," says Williams. "His compassion and drive to making a positive difference in both his professional and personal life is what makes him a successful team leader and an invaluable member of our company. We're fortunate to have Carl as part of the Horizon Forest family and look forward to continuing to support him in his community efforts."

Media Contact:
Holly Williams, Marketing Coordinator
Horizon Forest Products
haw@horizonforest.com
(919) 424-8265

About Horizon Forest Products
Horizon Forest Products offers customers over 75 years of industry experience and one of the most comprehensive inventories of pre-finished and unfinished hardwood flooring, floor equipment, abrasives, finishes, fasteners, and accessories in the mid-Atlantic Region. With locations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, and Virginia, Horizon Forest Products' customers receive the highest quality, most hard-to-find hardwood products available in the market. For more information, visit http://www.horizonforest.com.

About the Muscular Dystrophy Association
MDA is a voluntary health agency working to defeat more than 40 neuromuscular diseases through worldwide research, comprehensive services, and far reaching professional and public health education. For more information, visit http://www.mdausa.org.


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