Table 34 Las Vegas Executive Chef Wes Kendrick is one of more than 60 business and civic leaders from throughout southern Nevada who will be “arrested” and put “behind bars” for the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Lock-Up fundraiser on Thursday, September 10.
All Table 34 guests who donate $10 or more toward Chef Kendrick’s bail prior to September 10 online or at the restaurant will receive a complimentary dessert from Table 34. Table 34 Las Vegas is located at 600 East Warm Springs Road, Las Vegas, NV 89119 and may be reached at (702) 263-0034
Wes Kendrick’s Personal Fundraising Page: http://www2.mda.org/site/TR/Lock-Up/LockUp2015-National?px=1794974&pg=personal&fr_id=20993
Or visit www.mdalockup.org and search for Wes Kendrick
Accused of having big hearts and being heavily armed with kindness, the “jailbirds” volunteered to be part of MDA’s Lock-Up 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 Nevada living with progressive muscle diseases.
Each MDA jailbird’s “bail” is set at $1,800 which will allow him/her to be released for good behavior. The bail will help send children to MDA Summer Camp. The event is expected to raise over $40,000, which will result in sending over 50 Nevada children to MDA Summer Camp.
MDA also assists jailbirds in creating personalized Lock-Up donation websites to help raise their bail ahead of time online. The links for these websites can be emailed to friends, family and co-workers who could make secure online donations.
“It’s amazing how our community jailbirds have rallied around MDA and are doing a great job as they continue to raise bail donations,” explained Kristie Mastrangioli, Executive Director. “The actual day of the Lock-Up will be a fun celebration of the work each person did to help families who live right here in our community.”
Lock-Ups are one of MDA’s signature fundraising programs, benefiting over 600 local individuals living with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related progressive muscle diseases in Nevada.
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 — 40 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 southern Nevada are encouraged to visit the MDA Clinic at the University of Nevada, School of Medicine.