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In Jail, Local Leaders Support Muscular Dystrophy Association

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is hoping residents in the Snellville community will open their wallets to help get them out of "jail," for a good cause.

In Jail, Local Leaders Support Muscular Dystrophy Association

There is a warrant out for the arrest of several leaders in the Snellville area and the Muscular Dystrophy Association is hoping their freedom is important to the community.

“More than 80 business and civic leaders from throughout the Loganville, Snellville and Grayson areas, as well as local goodwill ambassadors for the MDA will be “jailbirds” and “locked-up” for having a big heart,” Leslie Cash, fundraising coordinator for the MDA said in a press release.

“Local community leaders will be “arrested” and put behind bars as their friends and business associates will post “bail” to get them released. It’s all part of a fun and philanthropic effort to raise money for the MDA and the people it serves in greater Loganville, Snellville and Grayson areas.”

These “jailbirds” will be incarcerated from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. October 18 at the to bring awareness to muscular dystrophy. Cash said about 180 individuals in Gwinnett County, and more than a million nationwide, are living with progressive muscle diseases.

The MDA Lock-Up helps raise funds for research projects worldwide as well as the operation of about 200 hospital-affiliated clinics. In the local area that includes one at Emory Hospital and one at Scottish Rite Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

The funds raised also assist families locate and repair critically needed medical equipment, run disease-specific support groups, sponsor annual weeklong summer camp sessions for children with the disease – such as Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge – and advocate for the needs of the families that MDA serves.

Pepole wishing to donate toward the freedom of local volunteer “jailbirds,” or just wanting to contribute, can visit the donation page at https://www.joinmda.org/tricities2011/455office.  

The following is a list of the Snellville residents slated to be locked up. Do you want to help them get out of jail?

Susan Ackerman—

Kyron Ade—

Brian Arrington—The Walton Tribune

Pat Avery—Angel Assistants

Chris Banks—

Barbara Bender—

Art Brown—Auto Zone

Bonnie Bruha—

Jim Cantrell—

Tywona Daniels—Access Realty Atlanta

Douglas Daum—

Courtney Davis—

Monika Dayringer—D-Candles

Bruce Dexter—

Patrice Dunbar—

Lori Ellington—

Anthony Eure—A.K. Access

Steven Exum—

Beth Gray—

Ann Hallewell—Nature of Wellness

Percy Hampton—Handy Electrician

Darin Johnson—IDP Services

Mike Jones—Favour Foods & Tastey’s

Garfield Linton—Karu Press

LeAnn Mattetat—

Rob McIntosh—Rob McIntosh & Associates, LLC

Irene Medina—Medina Painting Service

Felicia Mozeke—JM Janitorial

Jerry Oberholtzer—, Mayor

Robin Palmer—

Reggie Patterson—

Tiffany Powell—

Barbara Ratcliff—

Carlos Rojas—CR Remodeling

Regina Rodgers—Bridging Connections Event

Joan Rose—

Mark Russell—

Carles Searcy—

Mandy Slaten--

Scott Sylvester—C&S Pest Control

Eric Thigpen—

Terry Ann Tulloch--

Dennis Wall—

Pauly White—

Tim White—

Fallon Wright—

Tawanna Aytch—

James Forrhe—

John Morst—

Michael Polascik—

Terry Roach—Brothers Best

Benjamin Shaw—Shawshank Productions

Lisa Conner—Executive Appraisal Services

Kenosha Corey-Bell—Perfect Choice Construction

Berhanie Dilnesaw—In and Out Texaco

Daryn Elensky—Doorman Services

Peter Grantham—

Richard Greene—

Kim Miller—Orango Gold

Beth Pierce—Certa Pro Painters

Rodney Sharpe—Rite Divinic Family

Kayisha Thompson—Pink Princess Pastry

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