Mlily Bed Race Competition Raises Over $40,000 for Children Fighting Cancer

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KNOXVILLE, Tennessee –MLILY USA recently sponsored its first annual Bed Race competition and helped raise more than $ 40,000 in support of Special Spaces, a Knoxville, Tennessee-based nonprofit that MLILY works with. The funds will be used to create dream bedroom makeovers for children battling cancer to give them a special place to rest, heal and relax.

The Bed, Brews and Boos race took place at the World’s Fair Park in Knoxville and consisted of five corporate and community teams – dressed in themed Halloween costumes – battling for the top spots in creativity and speed on the track. With 10 bed racing teams and around 1,000 people in attendance, donations from sponsors, participants and t-shirt sales exceeded expectations.

The eighth mile race took place on World’s Fair Park Drive below the Sunsphere. Ole Smoky Moonshine was the overall winner and took first place with the fastest bed. WBIR Channel 10, who pushed the Special Spaces bed, came second and Fulton High School ROTC came third. The slowest bed went to Tranquility Sleep Specialists and the fan favorite to Label Industries – The house from the movie UP. The race was followed by a trick or treating with candy and a Halloween celebration with local beers and spirits, food trucks, music and more.

“We have worked with Special Spaces many times over the past two years, but this was the first time we helped them organize a bed separation,” said Stephen Chen, President of MLILY USA. It was a fantastic event that was supported by the entire community. The excitement and energy was infectious and it was great to see our team and the local community work together for such a good cause. The event and the amount donated not only exceeded everyone’s expectations,

But it laid the foundation for what will now be an annual event for years to come, with many members of the local community expressing their desire to be directly involved in the next year. “

Event sponsors included: WBIR-TV Channel 10; WIVK-FM 107.7; 99.1 The sports animal; Knoxville TVA Employee Credit Union; Ole Smoky Moonshine; Pugh CPAs; Pipe wrench Home Services; Cherokee Distribution Company; TIS Insurance Services, Inc .; Label industries; YeeHaw beer; and KnoxNews.

Giving back and supporting the community is an integral part of the MLILY business ethic. As an enthusiastic supporter of Special Spaces, the company is committed to helping its community. In addition to supplying special spaces with mattresses for room redesign, MLILY donates part of the proceeds from the sale of its JAMA collection for children to the organization. In addition, the company has continually donated to other organizations such as The House That Mercy Built, a safe place for women suffering from drug or alcohol abuse, and Haibu, whose purpose is to educate posterity about global efforts to protect wildlife . MLILY has also provided severe weather relief efforts to communities across the state of Tennessee.

MLILY USA is the North American mattress and pillow company of Healthcare Co., Ltd. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, the company manufactures mattresses, pillows, and sleeping accessories in state-of-the-art factories in China, Thailand, Serbia, and Arizona, and South Carolina, spanning more than 7 million square feet. With products sold worldwide, MLILY also has a unique global strategic partnership with Manchester United, the leading sports brand and popular soccer team based in the UK. As part of the partnership, MLILY supplies the team’s training complex with mattresses and other sleep products. More information is available at

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