Community members ''locked up'' to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy

A member of the 7&4 news team was arrested and put behind bars Wednesday - all for a good cause.

Meghan Morelli, along with dozens of other community members, took part in the ''lock up'' fundraiser to help raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Participants were "bailed out" by donations given to the MDA.

This year's fundraiser was held at the Workshop Brewing Company in Traverse City. This year's goal was to raise forty-seven thousand dollars - all of which stays in Grand Traverse County. The money goes toward the approximately two hundred patients in the Grand Traverse area for clinic visits, medicine, equipment, and summer camp.

"I always like to think about the children because there's a lot of kids out there who can't walk and do the things that normal people can do - and this is the time to help them," said Jackie Abueita, the GT MDA Executive Director.

"Our commitment to community comes through in doing things like supporting organizations like the Muscular Dystrophy Association of America," stated Pete Kirkwood, the founder of the Workshop Brewing Company. "I mean, how could we say no? When a great organization comes and asks for our help and we're able to give it - I feel good about supporting the organization."

As of Wednesday afternoon, the MDA had raised forty-five thousand dollars. To donate, click here.