The South Alabama Muscular Dystrophy Association will be sponsoring an event on August 31st, 2017 called the Gulf Coast 2017 Executive Lock Up. The event is held to cover the cost of summer camp for children with muscle disease. Business and community leaders volunteer to “go behind bars” as part of MDA’s Lock-Up event. During the event, participants — “Jailbirds” — will be locked up for one hour as they attempt to raise “bail” by encouraging friends, family, and co-workers to make a contribution to directly benefit MDA families in the Gulf Coast area. MDA’s Lock-Up theme helps illustrate what a serious problem neuromuscular disease is and why we need to do something about it now. Jailbirds only lose their freedom for one hour, but for children and adults fighting muscle disease, the loss of mobility and the challenges that result when muscles stop working are progressive and permanent. It is thanks to the support from our Lock-Up participants and generosity from community members that we will raise critical funds and awareness to help families who live with these debilitating effects live stronger, longer lives. MDA will use the donation to help raise additional funds to support MDA’s life-enhancing programs such as state-of-the-art support groups and clinics. They also make MDA summer camp possible so kids with muscle disease can enjoy “the best week of the year”. For more information, please check out www.mdalockup.org/gulfcoast2017 .
For information on volunteer opportunities check out: www.mda.org/volunteer