SMITH RIVER — Today (Aug. 31) is the day that car enthusiasts show their support for local families serviced by the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) by showing their vehicles at the 15th Annual MDA Benefit Car Show.
The car show is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lucky 7 Casino and Hotel, 350 N. Indian Road, Smith River.
Following the car show, The Spence Brothers Band will perform at the Tolowa Event Center adjoining the casino. The band will play from 7 to 9 p.m. There is no cover charge for the performance. Band promoters advise those attending to wear their dancing shoes.
Dayle Niemie, an MDA client from Brookings, organized the event and has run it every year. The Curry County Cruisers are helping him this year.
In addition, there will be a raffle during the car show. Raffle items are needed and donations would be appreciated.
All money raised at the car show will help fund local MDA programs and services, including support groups and equipment such as wheelchairs and leg braces. Proceeds also support a clinic at Providence Medford Medical Center and help send Oregon children with muscle-wasting diseases to MDA summer camp.
MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education. The majority of contributions to MDA come from individual donors.