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Muscular Dystrophy Lockup / Personal note from the editor

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is having a lockup to raise funds for MDA on August 7, and I’ve been selected as one of the “jailees”. The idea is that I need to “raise bail” for MDA, so they will let me out of the slammer. My bail is set at $3,000 – so they must figure I’ve been pretty bad. I realize that many of you agree, and probably believe that I deserve a little jail time. I can’t argue with that… but if I don’t raise bail, I won’t be able to continue editing this FREE newsletter! I’m sure this newsletter is worth TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS to most of you… but MDA would be grateful for a small fraction of that amount.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a voluntary health agency – a dedicated partnership between scientists and concerned citizens aimed at conquering neuromuscular diseases that affect more than a million Americans (a lot more than I thought!). MDA combats neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive medical and community services, and far-reaching professional and public health education. You can learn more at the MDA website:

Your generous contributions could help pay for the following items:

  • $25 pays for an annual flu shot
  • $57 pays for 1 minute of research
  • $100 pays for a support group session
  • $650 pays for 1 week at MDA Summer Camp

If this is something that fits into your budget, and is a program you would like to support, please respond to me at with a contribution amount, and I’ll be glad to process the paperwork. They take any form of payment you want. Thanks for your help!