Business and community leaders from the Quad-Cities area are being “locked up” on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the German American Heritage Center and Museum, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport, to raise money for “bail” to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Funds raised will help benefit those with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases that take away physical strength and mobility. To learn more about the program, contact Geena Staiert at 319-393-8905 or gstaiert@mdausa.org, or visit mdalockup.org/quadcities2017.

More than 190 Quad-City area community and business leaders have volunteered to “go behind bars” as part of MDA’s fundraising program. During the event, participants (jailbirds) will be locked up for one-hour as they attempt to raise bail by calling on their friends, family and colleagues to contribute to MDA’s life-saving mission.

“Bail money” raised will help fund research and life-enhancing programs, such as support groups and clinical care at 150 Care Centers across the country, including the MDA Care Center at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Money raised also helps send more than 75 local children to MDA summer camp at Camp Courageous at no cost to families.

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