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Jake Jabs of American Furniture Warehouse Honored By Muscular Distrophy Assn.

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The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), a voluntary health agency working to defeat more than 40 neuromuscular diseases, has recently recognized American Furniture Warehouse's President and CEO, Jake Jabs, for his continued support and dedication. Jabs, who has served as National Vice President of MDA for the last seven years, has been actively involved with the organization for decades. Over the years, Jabs has provided MDA with financial support, including donating a portion of sales each Labor Day Weekend to MDA. He has also volunteered his time by serving as a host for fundraising efforts such as Jerry Lewis' annual MDA Telethon. He initially became involved with MDA due in large part to his desire to give back to the community and because of his strong interest in supporting organizations that help those living with disabilities, like the MDA. At a ceremony held this week at American Furniture Warehouse's corporate office in Englewood, 19-year-old Nikki Bishop of Parker, a former MDA Goodwill Ambassador, presented Jabs with a plaque of appreciation. "On behalf of the MDA and kids like me everywhere with neuromuscular diseases, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your love, your donations and your support," Bishop said. "It is with tremendous gratitude and thanks that I present you with this token of our appreciation. Since the time I met you when I was 11-years-old, I have known you are amazing person. You have been a real inspiration to me and to kids like me everywhere." Jabs accepted the honor and said that the presentation couldn't be nicer. "You wouldn't believe all that I get out of it too," Jabs added. " I'll be there every year - you can depend on me." About American Furniture Warehouse: Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, American Furniture Warehouse is Colorado's largest furniture company. Founded in 1975 by entrepreneur Jake Jabs, the company has grown year-over-year to become one of the top furniture retailers in America and one of the largest privately held businesses in Colorado. With ten locations in metro Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Glenwood Springs and Pueblo, American Furniture Warehouse provides quality, stylish and affordable home furnishings and accessories to customers throughout the state. American Furniture Warehouse is actively involved in the community and the company contributes time, monetary support and in-kind donations to hundreds of non-profit organizations each year. The company and Jabs have received numerous awards and honors including Colorado's Top Company Award, the National Home Furnishings Association Retailer of the Year, Colorado Easter Seals' Champion Award and Muscular Dystrophy Association Humanitarian Award, among many others. For more information, visit www.jakejabs.com. For more information about MDA, go to www.mdausa.org.

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