Ralph Egerman Behind Bars to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association

Heavily armed with kindness, Ralph Egerman, Principal at Colliers International | Pittsburgh, was put behind bars today to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  He volunteered to be “arrested and serve time” in a mock jail at Atrias Restaurant and Tavern located in the North Shore at PNC Park.

Ralph was locked up until he was able to reach his fundraising goal.  Today he was able to raise over $3,000 to exceed his goal and be freed. “I am delighted to have participated in the 2011 MDA Lock-up event,” said Ralph Egerman, Principal at Colliers International | Pittsburgh.  The work that MDA does provides hope and help for the children and adults in our community suffering from Muscular Dystrophy.  I am also proud of the support that I have received from my colleagues at Colliers International | Pittsburgh. With the help of Colliers International | Pittsburgh, our clients and friends, we have exceeded our 2011 fundraising goals.  Thank you all for your kind support.”

Colliers International | Pittsburgh congratulates Ralph Egerman for his involvement in this special event and his dedication to making a difference in the lives of children and adults with muscular dystrophy in the Pittsburgh community.

All donations received for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) lock-up event help MDA continue research into the cause and the possible cure of the 43 neuromuscular diseases they cover and will also help MDA provide medical equipment, clinic visits, support groups and a magical week of MDA Summer Camp for the families served by the Association in our local area.  At the Lock-Up, each participant is sentenced to “raise bail” by calling friends
and encouraging contributions to advance MDA’s lifesaving programs. More than 60 North Hills area executives and civic leaders participated in the event and served their sentences “behind bars” for MDA.

MDA is a voluntary health agency working to defeat neuromuscular diseases through worldwide research, comprehensive services, and far-reaching professional and public health education. In addition to funding groundbreaking research, MDA maintains some 230 clinics nationwide, including 3 local clinics, local support groups, and a summer camp for kids with muscle-wasting diseases. MDA is the first nonprofit organization recognized by the American Medical Association with a Lifetime Achievement Award “for significant and lasting contributions to the health and welfare of humanity.” For more information on planning or participating in an MDA Lock-Up, or to nominate someone to participate, please contact the Pittsburgh MDA office at 412.823.3094.

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