Getting locked up for a good reason
More than 200 area executives and civic leaders are expected to serve
their sentences “behind bars” for MDA.
According to a press release from the MDA, the organization 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 230 clinics nationwide, local support groups, provides assistance with the purchase of wheelchairs and adaptive equipment and hosts a summer camp for kids with muscle-wasting diseases at Timber Pointe in Hudson. MDA is the first nonprofit agency recognized by the American Medical Association with a Lifetime Achievement Award “for significant and lasting contribution to the health and welfare of humanity.”
Individuals or organizations interested in participating in the Pontiac MDA Lock-Up, or to nominate someone to go behind bars, can contact the local MDA office at (309) 693-8653.