Muscular Dystrophy Association to raise funds at Moffat County Lock-Up event
August 21, 2015
Craig residents who participate in the Muscular Dystrophy Association's Lock-Up charity event will raise money by asking friends and family to bail them out of their makeshift cells at Craig Fire Station.
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, said Craig/Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Troy Hampton. Interested participants can show up to the station, 419 Yampa Ave., at any time.
According to a press release from MDA, "Muscle disease is a critical health problem that takes away abilities like running, dancing, hugging, smiling, and even breathing. Although our Jailbirds are only “locked up” for one hour, the loss of mobility that occurs when muscles stop working — and the limitations on freedom and independence that can cause — are for life."
So far the Lock-Up has raised $1,475 of its $16,000 goal. Donations can be made on MDA's website.
Craig/Fire Rescue will also be participating in MDA's Fill The Boot campaign on Labor Day.
"That Monday we'll stand out on the street corners and collect money," Hampton explained.