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Jail and Bail for Muscular Dystrophy

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KENNEWICK, Wash.- Organizers found a behind bars way to raise money to fight muscular dystrophy Thursday.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association held a Jail-and-Bail at the Kennewick Outback Steakhouse.

The fundraiser is aimed at raising money for research and sending kids stricken by the disease to summer camp.

"They get to be with other kids like them that have muscular dystrophy and have a lot of the similar and same camp programs that everyone else has experienced just in a different way," said organizer Liz McLaughlin. 

Organizers estimate they raised $80,000 at Thursday's event.  

Participants had to raise money for their "bail."  After "bailing" out they were treated to a lunch at Outback.

Many continued to raise money, making phone calls to more friends during lunch.