Jailbirds Mitsie and Nicky post bail … and then some

 In Art & Gallery News, Philanthropy

Mitsie Scaglione and Nicky Yanke each made their $2,400 bail and together collected $7,000 in donations as part of the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s premier fundraiser.

Nicky Yanke - Park West Gallery MDA Lock-up

Nicky Yanke does time with a young jailbird – 8-year-old Torrance Johnson , 2014 MDA Ambassador – to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

The local lock-up was yesterday, but these high-profile MDA Lock-Up events occur all across the country at various times throughout the year. Business and community leaders agree to raise “bail” and then reach out to business associates, co-workers, family and friends for donations. Each jailbird has weeks to raise their bail – then they come together on the lock-up day and have the opportunity to visit with other business leaders in their community committed to helping the MDA.

MDA Lockup Mitsie and Nicky Park West GalleryAll funds raised by the MDA Lock-Up assist the association in providing lifesaving research, a nationwide network of medical clinics and accessible summer camp experiences to individuals and families affected by neuromuscular diseases. Read more about it at the MDA Lock-Up site and consider being “put behind bars for good.”

Mitsie locked up

Mitsie Scaglione couldn’t attend this year’s lock-up – but it’s not the first time she’s willingly gone to jail for “good.”

Park West Gallery founders Albert and Mitsie Scaglione maintain a passionate ambition to improve the lives of others through personal giving, their own Park West Foundation and the philanthropic initiative Park West CARES.

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