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Driven Desires Car Show Gears Up to Support Muscular Dystrophy Association

For the 7th year in a row, the Driven Desires Car, Truck, and Bike Show has not only entertains gear-heads across the area, but also supports the local chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

The event takes place Saturday August 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Monroe Civic Center Arena.

"This event was started by my daughter,Megan Owens, who wanted to do something with her love of cars. We also had a family member with Muscular Dystrophy, so the MDA was already very close to our heart," says Driven Desires PR Manager Amy Owens.

proceeds from the event go to support our local chapter of the MDA, which has two clinics in Shreveport and Monroe. The clinics help 786 families impacted by the disease with routine medical care, flu shots, yearly medical equipment repairs, and a week long summer camp each year.

The summer camp gives children affected by this crippling disorder a chance to horseback ride, canoe, arts and crafts and fishing like other children.

"For one week out of that summer these kids get to be normal. They have one-on-one volunteers that work with the kids," says Muscular Dystrophy Association representative Jennifer Kingery.

The event features entries from across the state and the surrounding area, raffles, and many family friendly activities.

More information is available by visiting Driven Desire's Facebook page.

Kirby Rambin is a natural entertainer, having played violin since the age of 9 and performing publicly since he was just 12. As a teen, he performed with the Monroe Youth Symphony and the Louisiana All-State Orchestra.