Each volunteer has been sentenced to "raise bail" by calling
friends and business associates encouraging contributions. Bail has
been set at $600 each, which will send one child to MDA summer camp.
Several local businesses are supporting the community event.
Nearly 100 volunteers from Lincoln are community and business
leaders expected to serve their sentence "behind bars" for MDA. A
few VIPs are representatives from Graue Chevrolet Buick Oldsmobile,
AMP Studio, Integrity Data, Elks County Club, Burger King, Family
Medical Center, ReMax, New Wine Fellowship, Logan County Board,
Walgreens and Weyerhaeuser.
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 groundbreaking research, MDA provides
individuals affected by muscle-degenerating diseases with wheelchair
and leg brace assistance, clinics located at the Koke Mill Medical
Center in Springfield, support groups and summer camp for younger
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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."
Anyone interested in planning or participating in an MDA event
can contact Cynthia McGill at (217) 787-6940.
[News release provided by Cynthia McGill, program director,
Muscular Dystrophy Association]