Wichita Falls, Texas - More than 250 business and civic leaders from throughout the Wichita Falls area will be "arrested" and put "behind bars" for the Muscular Dystrophy Association's Lock-Up fundraiser that occurred on Wednesday at the Wellington Conference Center.
One of which, is Newschannel 6’s very own Alexandra McClung.
The "jailbirds" volunteered to be part of MDA's Lock-Up in order to raise "bail" by encouraging friends, family, co-workers and business contacts to make contributions to MDA that will directly benefit families in the Texoma area living with progressive muscle diseases.
Each MDA jailbird's "bail" is set at $1,600 which will allow him/her to be released for good behavior. $1,600 is the cost to send two local kids to MDA Summer Camp in Hinton, Oklahoma, which is held in July each year. Youngsters with muscle diseases enjoy a wide variety of activities designed specifically for youngsters with limited mobility. Some activities include horseback riding, swimming, zip-lining, and arts and crafts.
MDA also assists jailbirds in creating personalized Lock-Up donation websites to help raise their bail ahead of time online. The links for these websites can be emailed to friends, family and co-workers who could make secure online donations.
"It's amazing how our community jailbirds have rallied around MDA and are doing a great job as they continue to raise bail donations," explained Daniel York, Executive Director. "The actual day of the Lock-Up will be a fun celebration of the work each person did to help families who live in and around the community."