Northwest NEWS

December 2, 2002

Editorial

'Lock-ups' offer hope for treatment and cure

All of "Jerry's Kids" in King County join me in expressing thanks for a successful MDA Lock-up at the Redhook Brewery on Wednesday, Nov. 20.
   The event was fun for more than 130 local "jailbirds" who generously volunteered to serve time behind bars for MDA. Everyone worked hard, calling friends and business associates to raise over $76,000 in charitable contributions to benefit the local programs of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. We especially want to thank Biddle Chevrolet, Shuttle Express, and the Redhook Brewery for sponsoring the event.
   Because of the unstinting support from the Woodinville/Bothell business community, area families will continue to receive comprehensive medical services that the MDA clinics at University of Washington and Children's Medical Center provide. They will also benefit from MDA support groups, funding for wheelchairs and leg braces, and a summer camp program for children, ages 6 - 21.
   Equally important, this Lock-up and other MDA events represent real hope by helping MDA fund scientific research seeking treatments and cures for neuromuscular diseases including research being conducted at the University of Washington.
   For more information about MDA's programs and services, please visit our Web site at www.mdausa.org or call the local office at (206) 283-2183.
   Jennifer Gillick, Program Coordinator, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Seattle