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Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture to Raffle Harley-Davidson Motorcycle to Raise Funds for National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Norton, MA, January 9, 2014 – Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture is raffling off a Harley-Davidson 2013 Softail® Deluxe motorcycle, valued at over $18,000, with all proceeds benefitting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter.  Raffle tickets are $10 each and can be purchased online at www.bernieandphyls.com/harley.  The winner will be drawn on March 30, 2014 at the Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture store in Nashua, NH, located at 243 Daniel Webster Highway. 

“We are thrilled to have this opportunity to help raise funds for cutting edge MS research and treatments to stop disease progression, restore lost function, and end MS forever,” said Larry Rubin of Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture.  “We hope lots of our customers and their friends and families will take a chance on winning this sweet ride!”

The National MS Society is an organization that is very close to the furniture retailer’s heart.  Phyllis (Phyl) Rubin, the co-founder of Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture, has lived with MS for over 40 years.  To increase awareness of MS and raise much needed research funds, she established “The Phyl Fund” (http://main.nationalmssociety.org/goto/PhylFund) and also filmed a series of public service announcements for the organization.  Larry Rubin, the president of Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture, serves on the board of the National MS Society, Greater New England Chapter, www.MSnewengland.org.

The Harley-Davidson Softail® Deluxe motorcycle that is being raffled off is birch white/midnight pearl with white pinstripe, with an old-school "hardtail" look, stretched old-school fenders, and whitewall tires.  Additional features include an air-cooled, Twin Cam 103B™ 1,690 CCs, chain drive; tombstone taillight; tank-mounted console; hidden rear shocks; luggage rack; six-speed Cruise Drive®; pull-back handlebar; low seat with slimmed sides; and full-length rider footboards.  It is currently on display at Bernie & Phyl’s Nashua, NH store.

New England residents who are 18 years of age or older are eligible to purchase the $10 raffle tickets online at www.bernieandphyls.com/harley or by visiting any Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture store.  The deadline to purchase raffle tickets is midnight on March 27, 2014.  Attendance at the drawing on March 30, 2014 is not required to win.  The winner is responsible for any state and federal taxes and registration fees.  Employees and vendors of Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture are not eligible to enter or win the raffle.  For more details, including Bernie & Phyl’s store locations, go to www.bernieandphyls.com.

Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture is a privately owned furniture retailer based in Norton, Massachusetts.  The family run business has eight stores in New England: Braintree, MA; Hyannis, MA; Nashua, NH; Natick, MA; Raynham, MA; Saugus, MA; Warwick, RI; and Westboro, MA.  Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture received the prestigious Better Business Bureau Local Torch Award for Excellence in 2011, 2009, 2007, and 2004, which is given to companies that embody the highest ethical standards.  In 2002, the company was named “Retailer of the Year” by the National Home Furnishings Association, which is the highest honor in the retail home furnishings industry.  The company ranks among the Top 100 furniture stores in the country according to Furniture/Today magazine.

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