From a press release from the Pittsburgh Muscular Dystrophy Association:
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a voluntary health agency working to defeat neuromuscular diseases through worldwide research, comprehensive services, and far-reaching professional and public health education. In addition to funding ground-breaking research, MDA maintains some 230 clinics nationwide, including one at UPMC, local support groups, and a summer camp for kids with muscle-wasting diseases at Camp Kon-O-Kwee. MDA is the first nonprofit recognized by the American Medical Association with a Lifetime Achievement Award “for significant and lasting contributions to the health and welfare of humanity.”
The MDA is looking for local leaders to volunteer to be “arrested and serve time” in a mock jail at the Church Brew Works on August 17th in an effort to raise money for the local MDA chapter. Participants will be sentenced to “raise bail” by calling friends and encouraging contributions to advance MDA’s lifesaving programs. Several local businesses are supporting the community event, with “jailbird” transportation and arresting officers provided by Alpha Security, mug shot photos courtesy of MDA and jailhouse food provided by Church Brew Works.
More than 200 Pittsburgh area executives and civic leaders are expected to serve their sentences “behind bars” for MDA. When “paroled”, executives have the opportunity to network with one another. If you are a Pittsburgh Executive and are interested in participating in the Executive MDA Lock-Up, or to nominate someone to participate, please contact Wendy at the local MDA office at 412-823-3094 or firstname.lastname@example.org.