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'Charity Chopper' Highlights Downtown Fund-Raising Event

--PPG Industries
When:         Tuesday, July 19 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Who:          Dave Perewitz of Perewitz Cycle Fab and PPG Industries'
              automotive refinish business, to benefit The Leukemia &
              Lymphoma Society.

What:         See the Charity Chopper - a one-of-a-kind V-twin chopper
              built by Perewitz Cycle Fab and featuring paint from the
              Vibrance Collection of custom finishes from PPG - as
              well as other Perewitz custom-built choppers and the PPG
              show truck.

Where:        PPG Plaza

Description:  This event will feature the Charity Chopper - brainchild
              of Perewitz, Ray Evernham, owner of Evernham
              Motorsports, and PPG. The motorcycle showcases colors
              from the PPG automotive refinish business' Vibrance
              Collection of custom finishes and is part of a yearlong
              fund-raising effort with Evernham's Racing for a Reason
              foundation to raise awareness and funds for The
              Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. It will go up for online
              auction on eBay Sept. 30.

              Also featured will be the Vibrance Collection of custom
              finishes show truck, with a unique paint design created
              by Larry Wood, chief designer for Hot Wheels, a Mattel,
              Inc., brand.

              Fund raising at the event will include poster and
              T-shirt sales and a raffle with prizes such as a Hines
              Ward autographed Pittsburgh Steelers football, a Rob
              Mackowiak autographed Pittsburgh Pirates baseball and
              four tickets to any Pittsburgh Pirates game Sunday
              through Thursday in 2005 along with a $50 gift
              certificate for Poli Restaurant. All proceeds benefit
              The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

              The Pittsburgh event is part of a national tour of
              custom car and motorcycle shows and NASCAR events as
              well as an ongoing fund-raising effort with monthly
              eBay auctions. More information on the Charity Chopper
              program is available at or

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society:

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is headquartered in White Plains, 
N.Y., with 63 chapters in the United States and additional branches in
Canada. The Society's mission: to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's
disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and
their families. Since its founding in 1949, the society has invested
more than $360 million in research specifically targeting leukemia,
lymphoma and myeloma. For more information about blood cancer, visit or call the society's Information Resource Center at (800)

Vibrance Collection is a trademark of PPG Industries.
Hot Wheels is a trademark of Mattel, Inc.