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Shreveport Business Leaders Go Behind Bars for 'Good' to Support Ark-La-Tex MDA Services
Date:8/21/2013

Shreveport, La. (PRWEB) August 21, 2013

More than 100 business and civic leaders from throughout the Shreveport area will be “arrested” and put “behind bars” for the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Lock-Up fundraiser on Thursday, Aug. 29 at The Petroleum Club.

Accused of having big hearts and being heavily armed with kindness, the “jailbirds” volunteered to be part of MDA’s Lock-Up in order to raise “bail” by encouraging friends, family, co-workers and business contacts to make contributions to MDA that will directly benefit families in the Ark-La-Tex area living with muscle disease.

“This is the third time I have 'been arrested' and yes, it has been for MDA each time,” said Joe Lott, owner of Milestone Energy. “This is a wonderful organization fighting for a champion cause. As a parent with a special needs child I understand how critical community support is for these children. Your donations go straight to MDA allowing many of these children to go to camp, have medical equipment and health care they would not otherwise have."

Each MDA jailbird’s “bail” is set at $2,500, which will allow him/her to be released for good behavior. The $2,500 goal is significant because it covers the cost of one year of MDA services for one individual with muscle disease.

MDA also assists jailbirds in creating personalized Lock-Up donation websites to help raise their bail ahead of time online. The links for these websites can be emailed to friends, family and co-workers who could make secure online donations. People can visit http://www.mdalockup.org/Shreveport to search for a jailbird and show their support.

“It’s amazing how our community jailbirds have rallied around MDA and are doing a great job as they continue to raise bail donations,” explained Executive Director Tiffany Jones. “The actual day of the Lock-Up at The Petroleum Club will be a fun celebration of the work each person did to help families affected by muscle disease who live right here in our community.”

About MDA
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. It does so by funding worldwide research; by providing comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and by rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement. Visit mda.org and follow us at facebook.com/MDAnational and @MDAnews.
– MDA –

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