Once participants arrive at the fundraising location, they are ushered into make-shift holding cells and wait for their bail to be posted. Most "prisoners" remain in jail for about an hour, as their acquaintances call in and donate to the organization. The Cazenovians that partook were able to raise about $2,000 during the event.
MDA was started 61 years ago by a group of physician-scientists, adults with muscular dystrophy and parents or children with the disorder. Through a number of programs and support services, MDA helps to combat neuromuscular diseases and educate people world-wide. For more information on the organization and their fundraising events, or make a donation, visit mda.org.