MDA raises $73,500 at 'lock-up'

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah's Musclar Dystrophy Association raised over $73,500 yesterday at its "lock-up" fundraiser.

Business executives and community leaders from Downtown Savannah were escorted by the Chatham County Sheriff's Department to the Charles H. Morris Center where they were jailed until able raise bail, the fundraiser's form of donations.

"This is all about business leaders and executives coming together to raise money for muscular dystrophy," Loraine Robinson, a participant in the event, told WTOC. "We have several families here that have MD that we are raising money for. We are arresting people today to raise bail today. It's set at $2,400."

While behind bars, the jailed participants enjoyed a "Sampling of Savannah" theme and food from Savannah restaurants including B&D Burgers, Bayou Café, Blowin' Smoke BBQ, Outback Steakhouse, Russo's Seafood, The Melting Pot and Wild Wings Café.

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