Help Cure ALS by Donating to EGAN Medical Equipment CEO’s “Bail Bond”
Thursday, May 23 is the date of the 2013 Muscular Dystrophy Association’s annual "MDA Lock-Up" fundraising event.
The MDA Lock-Up is a fundraiser in which local business executives are pretend “arrested”, and must raise money to “post bail”. The money goes to MDA. For this year’s event, the funds have been earmarked for research to help find a cure for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis).
As is customary, EGAN Medical Equipment CEO Peter Egan has agreed to participate in the fundraiser and is scheduled to be detained Thursday at noon at the Copeland’s restaurant in Covington, Louisiana. His employees will have to show up to “bail him out” of the makeshift holding cell in which the executives are housed throughout the fundraiser’s grand finale event.
While we are aware that this plea comes at the eleventh hour, it is also true that Mr. Egan was not informed that he had been “charged” as a “repeat offender”, and would need sufficient funds to “post bail” until just a week before the actual event.
EGAN Medical has offered to match any and all donations made from individuals who are not employed by the company or immediate family members of Mr. Egan dollar-for-dollar, up to $1,000.
On behalf of all those suffering from ALS, which is also known as “Lou Gehrig’s disease” - a terminal illness in which the muscles in one’s body deteriorate rapidly until the individual can no longer even support basic respiratory function. It is among the most cruel and painful diseases known to mankind - EGAN Medical and CEO Peter Egan would like to ask any and all customers as well as anyone else who happens to stumble across this blog to consider donating to Mr. Egan’s “bail bond”.
100% of the donations are passed along to MDA, and EGAN Medical will even match the donation amount dollar-for-dollar.
ALS is a terrible disease, and your tax-deductible gift of just $10 or $15 can go a long way towards helping find a cure for an illness that claims the lives of young and old alike in a cruel and torturous fashion.
Any and all contributions are greatly appreciated, and will be fully matched up to $1,000.
Note: ALS is the disease with which former New Orleans Saints special teams standout Steve Gleason was tragically diagnosed with just a few short years ago.
Those interested in donating may do so here: http://www2.mda.org/site/TR?px=1795931&fr_id=5921&pg=personal