LIVINGSTON COUNTY – District Attorney Greg McCaffrey has agreed to participate in a fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) as he seeks out ‘bail money’ to be released from his commitment.
McCaffrey’s ‘incarceration’ is part of the MDA Lock-Up, the organization’s premier fundraising program, whereby he was selected as an outstanding community leader to be “incarcerated” until his “bail” is paid by donors.
McCaffrey says that the plan is for him to be ‘locked up’ in the Valley Oaks Event Center in Geneseo on October 8, to be released when his $2400 “bail” is posted.
“It’s a great cause, and one that I believe in,” said McCaffrey. “I hate soliciting money from people, but the MDA can use this money to continue with ongoing research and support ongoing treatments, diagnostic work-ups, and repairing medical equipment.”
The Lock-Up is the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s most successful fundraising program. Community leaders, dubbed “Jailbirds” by MDA, agree to raise a hefty amount for the organization, or “bail.” MDA calls it “putting business and community leaders behind bars for good.”
The DA’s office will still be in full operation during the time of McCaffrey’s ‘lock up.’
Any and all donations will be accepted either by calling the DA at (585) 335-1725, or online here. McCaffrey added that all donations are tax deductible, and that every little bit helps a worthy cause.
UPDATE: This story has been updated for clarity. This is a voluntary national charity event. DA McCaffrey is absolutely not going to be incarcerated by any means.