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Bernie & Phyl's Furniture Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Raffle Won by Manchester, NH Woman

March 30, 2014

The winning ticket goes to Nicole Duval of Manchester, NH. National MS Society VP of Operations, Renee Shea (left) with Bernie & Phyl's Furniture store managers Steve Mobilia and Ray pose with the winning ticket, Sunday, March 30, 2014, for the 2013 Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe on display in the background at the retailer's Nashua, NH, store.

The winner of the Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture raffle of a Harley-Davidson 2013 Softail® Deluxe motorcycle, valued at over $18,000, is Nicole Duval of Manchester, NH.  The motorcyle will be presented at the retailer’s Nashua, NH store on Monday, April 7.  Larry Rubin from Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture will also present a check for $23,350 to representatives from the National MS Society, the beneficiary of the raffle.

“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.  

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 “The Phyl Fund” 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,

The Harley-Davidson Softail® Deluxe motorcycle that was raffled 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 has been on display at Bernie & Phyl’s Nashua, NH store, since December of 2013.

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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Amy Blumenthal
Blumenthal & Associates


About the Greater New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society

The National MS Society mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. The Society’s Greater New England Chapter serves 21,000 individuals and families affected by MS in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and by contacting the National MS Society at, or 1 800 FIGHT MS (344 4867).

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.


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