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Local volunteers locked behind bars


QUINCY (WGEM) -- Many local residents who'd never been in trouble with the law found themselves behind bars.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association hosted their annual Lock-Up fundraiser at the Quincy Mall on Thursday.  Volunteers sat down at tables, calling family and friends to ask for donations, with an individual goal of $1000 before they could be released.  

The MDA uses part of their money for a clinic, where those affected by the disease can receive multiple forms of treatment all in one place.

"It doesn't cost them or their insurance anything, said MDA's Fundraising Coordinator Patrick Gavin.  "We kind of underwrite that.  It's a nice thing for them to have--it's convenient, and it saves them a lot of hassle."

The MDA also uses funds for support groups, equipment loans, and to send kids to summer camp.

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