La Jolla Leaders Go Behind Bars For ‘Good’ To Support MDA

This Thursday, over 100 La Jolla & Bird Rock area business and civic leaders, including our boss, Scott Levin will be “arrested” and put “behind bars” to help raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Lock-Up fundraiser on Thursday, October 17th at The Steakhouse at Azul La Jolla.

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The Lock-Up: Scott and many other La Jollan’s have volunteered to be “jailbirds” for MDA’s Lock-Up fundraiser. In order to make “bail” they must encouraging friends, family, coworkers and the community to make contributions to MDA that will directly benefit families in San Diego & Imperial Counties living with progressive muscle diseases. The Lock-Up will be held from 11:00am-2:00pm. “Jailbirds” will be picked up in a “paddy wagon”, provided by San Diego Jaguar, who will then be returned after they’ve served their time “behind bars”.

Where your donation goes: Your donation will help send children ages 6-17 affected by neuromuscular disease to a week-long summer camp at Camp Cuyamaca where they can be “just kids.” Our goal is to send one child with MS to camp which costs about $800. This fee covers transportation, food, lodging, specially trained counselers, medical accommodations, and much more! Just think, if 80 people give just $10, that’s about two Starbucks drinks, you can help send one child with MS to one week of fun and adventure! Every donation makes a difference, so please make your tax deductible donation now!

About Neuromuscular Diseases and the MDA:
Neuromuscular Diseases are rare acquired or inherited (genetic) conditions that affect some part of the neuromuscular system such as muscles and peripheral motor nerves. More than a million people in the United States are affected by some form of neuromuscular disease, and about 40 percent of them are under age 18. ( MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides unparalleled health care services; advocates for the families it serves; and invests significant resources educating the medical and scientific communities, as well as the general public, about neuromuscular diseases affecting more than 1 million Americans.

MDA maintains a nationwide network of some 200 hospital-affiliated clinics — 38 of which are designed as MDA/ALS centers — that provide unparalleled medical and health care services to adults and children with neuromuscular diseases. Families in San Diego and Imperial Counties are encouraged to visit the MDA Clinic at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, CA.

For more information about MDA’s Lock-Up campaign, please contact Alex Heckman at (858) 492-9792 or

La Jolla Blue Book is the official media sponsor of the Lock-Up

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Vanessa Turkeltaub
Vanessa Turkeltaub graduated from UC San Diego with a BA in Communication. She has been with Blue Book Publishers for over 5 years, and has written over five-hundred La Jolla related articles. She enjoys going to concerts, art, and traveling. (

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