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Feature   July 1, 2009   by Auto Service World

Shad’s Tops $3.5 Million Mark

Shad’s R&R, perennially the automotive aftermarket’s largest charity fundraiser, once again generated contributions into six figures and passed the $3.5 million mark in accumulated funds raised for muscular dystrophy research.

“There are very exciting things happening; gene therapies are showing strong promise,” said Dr. Alex Mackenzie, a leading researcher into muscular dystrophy and genetics, at the event. He took a few moments to outline some of the progress being made as a result of contributions such as those from Shad’s.

Then he added, “I just want to say to you folks who come out to Shad’s that this event is completely unique. And to come out and raise more than $100,000, in this business environment, is unbelievable.”

This year marked the 36th annual edition of the fundraiser. In 2010, the event moves from its long-time home, the Kleinberg Golf and Country Club, which is being bulldozed to make room for a housing development, to the Station Creek facility in Gormley, Ont., which will provide potential for the event to expand.

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