Monday, May 20, 2013 — This year, MDA will present Kenneth Beuley, CFO and director of development at the Keith Corporation, with the 2013 Joe Martin Champion of Spirit Award. This annual honor recognizes outstanding individuals in the Charlotte community who make a difference in spreading awareness of neuromuscular diseases and help further MDA’s mission to find treatments and cures.
Charlotte Muscle Team 2013 coaches include: Ronald G. Sherrill, chairman and CEO of SteelFab Inc., and William A. Fox III, vice president — project director of CB&I. This year's honorary coach is CB&I President Clarence L. Ray Jr.
This year's event also is made possible by title sponsor CITGO Petroleum Corp., with help from Muscle Team Exclusive Dinner Underwriter sponsor Wells Fargo and Hall of Fame Sponsors, including CB&I, Mercedes-Benz of South Charlotte, SteelFab, Nucor and Piedmont Natural Gas. See a full list of the 2013 event sponsors.
Funds raised at the event directly benefit local families served by MDA in the Charlotte area, and the Association's programs of research and health care services, including a weeklong summer camp at Camp Bethelwoods in York, S.C.
MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases today affecting more than 1 million Americans. It does so by funding research, providing comprehensive health care and support services, and through advocacy and education.
In addition to funding more than 250 research projects worldwide, MDA maintains a national network of 200 medical clinics; facilitates support groups for families affected by neuromuscular diseases; and provides local summer camp opportunities for thousands of youngsters with progressive muscle diseases.
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