Do some hard time in ‘jail’ for MDA
Over 300 Glenwood Springs business owners, employees and associates will be sent to jail during the 2006 Lock-Up, a fundraising event to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) on Thursday, May 18. The event is to raise money to send kids with neuromuscular diseases to camp in Empire.Participants will be arrested and picked up by Lightning Limo or turn themselves in to this year’s mock jail at Butch’s Smokehouse for one hour between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The jailbirds will attempt to raise their “bail” in the form of donations from friends, family and co-workers. The jailbirds can pre-raise their bail or use phones, donated by Crimson Wireless, to call in pledges while being locked up. Visitors are welcome to help bail the jailbirds out or pay to keep them in jail.An honorary judge will sentence each participant before being locked up at Butch’s Smokehouse, where they will enjoy a complimentary lunch. Money raised through the Glenwood Springs Lock-Up directly benefits children and adults who have been diagnosed with muscular dystrophy. Proceeds will be used to provide services and research to over 1,800 people suffering from a neuromuscular disease in Colorado.Anyone interested in volunteering or participating in an MDA Lock-Up, or to nominate someone, can contact the Western Slope MDA office at (970) 241-2181.
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