GULF SHORES, AL, JULY 27, 2015 —Business and community leaders from the Gulf Coast area will “do a little time and a lot of good” to help save and improve the lives of people fighting muscular dystrophy and related life-threatening diseases at the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Lock-Up fundraising event.

Business and community leaders have volunteered to “go behind bars” as part of MDA’s Lock-Up event on August 13th, 2015 at The Original Oyster House, 701 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542.

MDA Lock-Up

During the event, participants — “Jailbirds” — will be locked up for one hour as they attempt to raise “bail” by encouraging friends, family, and co-workers to make a contribution to directly benefit MDA families in the Gulf Coast area.

“MDA’s Lock-Up theme helps illustrate what a serious problem neuromuscular disease is and why we need to do something about it now. Jailbirds only lose their freedom for one hour, but for children and adults fighting muscle disease, the loss of mobility and the challenges that result when muscles stop working are progressive and permanent,” said Angela Jordin, Executive Director. “It is thanks to the support from our Lock-Up participants and generosity from community members that we will raise critical funds and awareness to help families who live with these debilitating effects live stronger, longer lives.”

Funds raised through Lock-Up donations help MDA create a world free from the harmful effects of muscle diseases that often take away people’s ability to walk, move, talk, smile and even breathe.

Dollars raised also help support MDA’s life-enhancing programs such as state-of-the-art support groups and clinics, including the MDA Clinic at Kirklin Clinic at UAB, Children’s of Alabama and Children’s South, and Spain Rehab Clinic at UAB in the Birmingham area. They also make MDA summer camp possible so kids with muscle disease can enjoy “the best week of the year” at Camp ASCCA in Jackson’s Gap, AL on Lake Martin and nearly 80 other locations nationwide.

To learn more about the MDA Lock-Up program and how to get involved, contact Executive Director, Angela Jordin at (334) 396-4534 or, or visit
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to saving and improving the lives of people with muscle disease, including muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. It does so by funding worldwide research to find treatments and cures; by providing comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and by rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement.

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