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MDA car show continues to raise money to fight Muscular Dystrophy.

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 Toledoan Scott Michalak  brings his prize 1941 Willys to the MDA Labor Day Weekend Car Show every year. He makes it a family event with his brothers and dad bringing their classic cars too. They love to show off all of their hard work, but these motor heads also have soft hearts.

"It's a 1941 Willys. FiberGlas body, got a 1958 Chrysler 392 Hemi with an 871 blower." He says. "We come here every year and it's a wonderful cause and we love to participate in the event. it brings out a lot of people and its just a lot of fun including all of the families that come out,"

Any money raised at the show, stays in Toledo. It is part of an MDA grant that goes to the Toledo Hospital. Any person that has Muscular Dsystrophy that goes to that clinic gets services for free. Organizers expect to raise about $7,000 this year.

Skeeter Oliver is the Event Coordinator and he says about 12 car clubs show up for this fund raiser for Muscular Dystrophy on Labor Day Weekend. Some years they have raised as much as $27,000. The 24- hour MDA telethon that many people remember from years back may no longer air, but that hasn't stopped Skeeter. He says, "The disease doesn't go away. So somebody still has to be out here raising money."

From 9 p.m. - 11 p.m. Sunday night 13abc will air the MDA Show of Strength Telethon. Stars such as Josh Groban, Fall Out Boy and Rascall Flatts are all scheduled to perform. Learn more about this year's MDA Telethon here:


http://mda.org/showofstrength?iq_id=70605317&source_code=140801AAAC030301-VQ16-c
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