SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- There was no "get out of jail free" card at the annual MDA Lockup event in Syracuse Tuesday In fact, the more it cost, the better.
Professionals from throughout the community spent a part of their day locked up, so to speak, at the Spaghetti Warehouse with the goal of raising money for the MDA. While inside, they made calls and texts to push for donations for the great cause. Once they met their goal, they were able to leave.
The money goes toward helping 630 families in Central and Northern New York with things like flu shots, support services and even summer camp for kids with Muscular Dystrophy.
"The community of Syracuse, the people who come out here and participate and are jail birds with us are amazing people. They are very generous. They call their friends and family. We've had people meet their goal, which is $2,400 per jail bird, and keep going. They' set their goal higher to $4,000 to just keep going, so they can help out," Executive Director Kristin Rogers said.
And every $800 raised covers the cost of one child to go to summer camp.
The goal this year was $100,000.
You don't have to get locked up to help out. If you want to make a donation, just head to mdalockup.org/syracuse.