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“Arrests” Raise $32,000 for Muscular Dystrophy Association

October 5, 2011, 7:14 PM HST
* Updated October 6, 11:27 AM
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Thomas Arisumi of Arisumi Brothers, Inc.

By Wendy Osher

Local business and community leaders agreed to be “arrested” for having a “big heart” as part of the annual Muscular Dystrophy Association Lock-Up fundraiser held Wednesday, October 5, at the Kahului Ale House restaurant on Maui.

The MDA Lock-Up raised a total of $32,000 for the local chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Maui Police Lt. Wayne Ibarra with the department’s Community Relations section joined others from Maui in donning jailbird clothing and cuffs for the jailor-themed event.

Maui Police Lt. Wayne Ibarra posts bail for the annual MDA Lock-up fundraiser. Courtesy photo.

Ibarra was also among those who surpassed individual fundraising goals, calling on friends and community partners to help him in posting more than $1,600 bail.  The money raised goes toward summer camp for kids stricken with muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular diseases.

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The MDA is an American organization founded in 1950 to combat muscular dystrophy and diseases of the nervous system and muscular system.

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MDA funds raised throughout the year go towards research, medical and community services, and education for health professionals and the general public through community efforts.

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