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Go to jail, help those with muscular dystrophy

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Posted at 12:17 PM, Aug 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-17 12:21:03-04

The Muscular Dystrophy Association, MDA, is hosting an Ingham County Lock-Up at Tony Sacco's Coal Oven Pizza at Eastwood Towne Center. 

"Jail-birds" will turn themselves in on August 17, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and get their fingerprints and mug shots taken.

To get out of jail, participants are to raise $2,000 as their "bail" -which they generate by calling people for donations to support those with muscular dystrophy or other muscle-debilitating diseases.

The bail amount is enough money to send one child to the Greater Michigan MDA summer camp. 

"When you go behind bars for MDA, the money you raise will fund researchers working to find breakthroughs across diseases and uncover treatments and cures," said Christina Shickles, fundraiser coordinator.

"Your contribution will also give kids and adults living with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases the care they need from the moment of diagnosis, and will empower families with life-enhancing resources and support."

All of the funds raised will stay local to benefit Ingham County.

To find out more, or to make a donation, click here.