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Lock-Up event raises money to battle Muscular Dystrophy

By JENEL BOSTON

WHITESBORO, N.Y. (WKTV) - While some people kept themselves locked inside because of the rain on Tuesday, others were locking themselves up for a good cause, throwing themselves behind bars to fight muscular dystrophy.

Hundreds gathered at Hart's Hill Inn in Whitesboro on Tuesday for the Muscular Dystrophy Association's annual Lock-Up event, with participants getting the full jail experience, asking friends and colleagues to offer up "bail money" that goes to the cause.

Participants have to make calls asking for pledges to bail them out of jail, with an overall goal to raise $82,000.

"They are coming down and posting bail, they will come and see our judge, which is the mother of a young boy living with muscular dystrophy, they get their pictures taken behind bars and then they will go to a table, have some lunch provided by Symeons and they will make some phone calls to anybody who made some (pledges)," said Genevieve Lizotte, MDA Fundraiser Coordinator.

The money raised will assist families in the community to provide things like flu shots, support groups and repairs to medical equipment.

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