Nashua Harley-Davidson fashion show benefits cancer charities

Publish Date: 
Oct 8, 2012

NASHUA, N.H. - Nashua Harley-Davidson will host the fifth annual Fashion Show and Live Auction from 4 to 9 p.m. Oct. 20 to benefit support groups funded by the American Cancer Society and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

The event will offer music by local bands and food by Texas Roadhouse, Panera Bread and Dunkin’ Donuts. Tickets are $10 (which includes dinner) at the door and $8 in advance. Last year, the event raised more than $8,600.

Robin Dixon, general merchandise manager of Nashua Harley-Davidson, started the event after her father was diagnosed with cancer.

“I came up with the idea when I worked for the dealership out of Boston,” Dixon told the Nashua Telegraph. “My father was diagnosed with cancer and needed a special drug for the cancer tumors in his lungs. It would have been $1,500 out of pocket for the medication.

“I personally reached out to ACS and told them my situation. They did everything they could to bring the costs down from $1,500 to $15 a month. Because of that treatment, my father is now in remission.”

Posted by Holly Wagner