ADA — Muscular Dystrophy Association will be issuing warrants for Ada community leaders in the 2006 Doc’s BBQ-MDA Lock-Up benefiting local families served by MDA. The residents will be arrested and delivered to the MDA “jail” at Doc’s BBQ Thursday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. All participants will receive plenty of “bread and water” courtesy of Doc’s BBQ, a framed “mug shot,” and other prizes while serving time for their community.

“This event gives Ada residents the opportunity to raise funds for the families we serve while having a good time,” said MDA’s District Director Josh Dunham. “We are so appreciative of the support of Doc’s BBQ and the Ada community.”

“Bail” has been set in the amount of $1,200. Ada residents are encouraged to support the jailbirds with donations or pledges towards their bail. This bail amount will send two children to MDA summer camp in Guthrie. MDA camp offers a wide range of activities specially designed for young people with neuromuscular diseases. A week at summer camp allows children to forget their disabilities and simply be a camper among friends.

All funds raised in the 2006 Doc’s BBQ-MDA Lock-Up will help area children and adults with muscle disease by providing free comprehensive medical care, support groups, summer camp programs, and funding for research programs.

Since 1950, MDA has provided one of the most comprehensive Health Care Service programs of any voluntary health agency in the country. In Oklahoma City, the MDA clinic is located at Integris Southwest Medical Center. MDA offers a variety of support groups, vital research, and MDA summer camp for children living with neuromuscular diseases as well as assistance with the purchase and repair of wheelchairs, leg braces, communication devices, and much more. All services are provided at no cost to the 2,000 children and adults that MDA serves in Oklahoma.

For more information on the Doc’s BBQ-MDA Lock Up in Ada, phone the MDA office at (405) 722-8001.