Muscular Dystrophy Association hosts new NW Ciderfest

NEWS RELEASE

Contact: Colleen King-Showalter

Phone: 503.223.3177

E-mail: cking@mdausa.org

Muscular Dystrophy Association hosts new NW Ciderfest, Oct. 11

Community is invited to new annual fundraiser in Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square

PORTLAND, ORE. XX Sept., 2014---The Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapter of the

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is hosting a new annual fundraiser to take place

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, from 10am to 8pm in downtown Portland at Pioneer Courthouse

Square. NW Ciderfest will feature 20 Northwest cideries, cider store, food trucks, mixology

showcase, music with headliners 3 Leg Torso and a bevy of family friendly events in the

Umpqua Bank Pioneer Orchard. There will also be a pumpkin arts and crafts center, and a pie

eating.

"This is a new, community wide event that will help us continue to fund healthcare services

and support to more than 2,400 individuals with muscular dystrophy, as well as four local

clinics, support groups and research grants," said Colleen King-Showalter, Director of Business

Tickets can be purchased online and are available at three levels: the V.I.P. admission is $75

for age 21 and over, and includes 20 cider tasting tickets and admission to V.I.P. area featuring

reserve ciders, cocktails and a souvenir glass; general admission at $25 for age 21 and over,

which includes 10 cider tastings tickets for and a souvenir cup; and $10.00 family fun admission

for 5 events, such as pony rides and carnival games.

Event partners include the Northwest Cider Assocation, Fuller Events, Phototainment, PDX

Pedicabs and the Reverend Nat's Hard Cider. In addition to Umpqua Bank, major sponsors

include Fred Meyer, Miller Nash, Dreambuilders Custom Homes, Pemco Insurance, Fox12

Oregon and KINK 101.9 Radio. For more event information and a list of all sponsors, visit http://

www.nwciderfest.org and on Facebook at NWCiderfest.

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The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated

to saving and improving the lives of anyone with muscle disease, including muscular dystrophy,

amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. It does so by funding

worldwide research to find treatments and cures; by providing comprehensive health care

services and support to MDA families nationwide; and by rallying communities to fight

back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement. Visit mda.org and follow us at

facebook.com/MDAnational and @MDAnews.