The Muscular Dystrophy Association Police, along with Officer Jim Wilson of the Ayer Police Department, were out in force on March 29 “arresting for good” area business people who were accused of having a big heart. The “Maximum Appreciation Facility” (the “Jail”) was located at the Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley and special thanks go to the Guercio family and their waitstaff for being awesome hosts.
The “jailbirds” were asked to raise “bail” money to win their release from jail. They asked friends, families, co-workers and vendors for donations towards their freedom. The jailbirds did a spectacular job of raising bail money, to the tune of over $35,000. This is a “best ever” for the Shirley, Lunenburg, Ayer and Devens community effort.
The proceeds of this event will benefit central Massachusetts residents affected by any of 43 neuromuscular diseases. The funds will be used to promote extensive patient-service programs, fund research programs and clinics at nearby hospitals, help organize area support groups, and for sending children ages 6 to 21 to summer camp in Canton, Mass.
The families served by the Muscular Dystrophy Association extend deep appreciation to all who participated as jailbirds, donors, Officer Wilson of the Ayer Police, Emma Jones Baked Goods (donation of coffee cakes) and especially the Guercio family and the Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley.
MDA District Director