News for the Chamber’s Nonprofit Network

On Thursday, July 31, Irving Chamber Interim President and CEO Shawn Callaway and Vice President of Investor Relations Marvin Bond, along with other business and civic leaders throughout Irving, will participate in the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Lock-Up fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. at The Ranch of Las Colinas Restaurant, 857 W. John Carpenter Freeway in Irving.

Callaway and Bond volunteered to be part of MDA’s Lock-Up and “go to jail” in order to raise “bail” by encouraging friends, family, co-workers and business contacts to make contributions to MDA that will directly benefit families in greater Dallas Fort-Worth living with progressive muscle diseases. The event is free and open to the public. There will be food, live music, guest speakers and more all to raise money for a good cause.

Each MDA jailbird’s “bail” will allow him/her to be released for good behavior. This will be the first MDA evening Lock-Up Event, which we believe will allow more Jailbirds to participate and become involved in a way that won’t interfere with work schedules.

Lock-Ups are one of MDA’s signature fundraising programs, benefiting local individuals living with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related progressive muscle diseases in the Dallas Fort-Worth area.

The event also will help send Dallas-area children to a special week at MDA summer camp. Children with muscle diseases, as well as the many volunteers who help create magic at MDA summer camp each year, enjoy a wide variety of activities designed specifically for children with limited mobility. Some activities include horseback riding, swimming, football, and arts and crafts.

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 greater Dallas are encouraged to visit the MDA Clinic at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas – 2350 Stemmons Freeway Dallas, TX 75207  

 For more information about MDA’s Lock-Up campaign, contact Kyle Young-Moncure, Director of Business Development at 972-480-0011.

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