'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 Downtown 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 www.ppgrefinish.com or www.ebay.com/charitychopper. 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 www.LLS.org or call the society's Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572. Vibrance Collection is a trademark of PPG Industries. Hot Wheels is a trademark of Mattel, Inc.