Monday, September 13, 2010

Fayetteville Business Leaders Go "Behind Bars" for MDA

Approximately 150 local business and community leaders will be “arrested” and hauled off to “jail” at the 2010 Fayetteville Executive Lock-Up to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Local resident Christopher Jackson will serve as the Judge, and two local MDA families, the Eaglesons and the Jacquins, will attend the event to speak with the participants and share their stories.

Participants (“jailbirds”) will attempt to raise “bail,” money which is donated to MDA to help fund groundbreaking research and provide services to local families dealing with neuromuscular diseases. With community support, MDA hopes to raise $43,000 this year. The event includes free food for the participants, networking opportunities, raffle prizes, and a DJ. “Jailbirds” are transported to and from work in police cars and luxury vehicles.

Businesses interested in supporting the event may purchase a $250 or $500 “STAR” to receive recognition on the 2011 local MDA Telethon.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010; 10:00AM to 2:00PM

Where: Historic Train Depot, 250 Lanier Ave East, Fayetteville, GA 30214

Funds raised will benefit over 2,220 families in the Metro and North Georgia areas by providing assistance in the maintenance of wheelchairs, leg braces and speech communication devices; MDA Clinic visits; a week-long summer camp for children living with muscle disorders; lifesaving research, and much more.
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