Tacoma, WA (Oct 2, 2019) – Milgard Windows & Doors and its employees raised over $36,000 for Bike MS 2019 in support of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and to honor the memory of Kim Flanary.
The Bike MS: Deception Pass Classic, is a two-day ride through Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties of Washington State. This was an important cause to Kim Flanary, an Engineering Director at Milgard Windows & Doors for 25 years who passed away unexpectedly in 2018.
Milgard had a team of 20 volunteers and riders, including the Flanary family, who all joined to honor Kim’s legacy and help the cause. Team Flanary / Milgard Windows & Doors raised over $36,000 for the National MS Society for research for a cure.
“This is my third year going to help at the biker rest stop, and again it was a rewarding and memorable event”, said Cheryl Jones, Accountant Milgard Finance Department. “To see all the bikers riding for the MS cause and to be able to help them get refreshed and fueled up was a great thing. I was proud to have helped, even if in a small way.”
“I’ve done many organized bike rides and this was one of my favorites,” said Glenn Ziegler, VP of Operations for Milgard. “Great people, beautiful scenery and lots of fundraising for a great cause. The Milgard rest stop at mile 11 was a highlight!”
This was the eighth year in a row Milgard participated in Bike MS and the first time a team name was dedicated to a Milgard employee, who’s dedication to charity was widely known across the company. Special Team Flanary t-shirts were also designed for the participants to wear on the day of the event.
(Pictured: Tyson Williams, John Stuart, Tavia Penz, Erik Wuestenhoefer, Carla Cunningham, Miles Snider, Desiree Flanary, Stacey Nadolny, Tim Large, Dani Flanary, Janet Flanary)
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 #1 for vinyl window quality nine times by BUILDER Magazine. Milgard® is the highest online rated window and patio door brand, as measured by the 2018 NRS consumer sentiment study conducted by MetrixLab and commissioned by Masco. Milgard has approximately 3,300 points of sale 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; Kichler® decorative and outdoor lighting; and Hot Spring® 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 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. # # #