Harmons employees race for MS research

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SALT LAKE CITY - Employees at Harmons new City Creek location got to participate in a Derby Dash for charity earlier this week.

Nineteen cars raced with all proceeds going to raise funds and awareness for multiple sclerosis; the entry fee was $300 per car.

"We were thinking what haven't people done that they used to do as kids and that was the Pinewood Derby," said Bob Harmon. "It's to raise funds and awareness for multiple sclerosis."

In Utah, one in 300 people live with the auto-immune disease which affects the brain and spine. There are treatments, but no cure. Most money raised will go towards research.

Harmons has donated to the cause for many years. This week's event raised over $8,000.

"At the end of the day we want to find a cure for this thing," said Harmon.

Harmons is also sponsoring a bike race in Cache Valley on June 24 and 25. The event is open to the public and will raise funds to fight multiple sclerosis.

For more information, visit www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/UTU or www.bikeMSutah.org.