Boston, MA, October 25, 2009 (PRWEB) – Online property management software company Buildium, LLC is excited to announce their partnership with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) to raise money for Jerry’s Kids in the MDA’s annual Lock-Up fundraising drive. As part of this fundraising effort, Buildium co-founder Michael Monteiro will be locked behind bars until $5,000 “bail” is raised through donations. This $5,000 in donated bail will go directly to the MDA to assist the organization with providing children and adults in the Boston community with vital services such as flu shots, potentially lifesaving research, and wheelchairs.
Monteiro will be locked up at McCormick & Schmick’s restaurant in Boston’s Faneuil Hall from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 5. Donations can be made through Buildium’s website at www.buildium.com. Donors who contribute $50 or more to Monteiro’s MDA bail account will receive a free copy of Buildium’s property management accounting book Property Management Accounting: A Survival Guide for Non-Accountants.
Monteiro says, “Kids and adults with muscular dystrophy gradually lose the ability to do things that we all take for granted, like walking or sitting up. It’s a debilitating disease that affects over a quarter million US alone. That’s why programs like this are so important.”
MDA combats neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive community services, unparalleled medical services through its national network, and far-reaching professional and public health education. “We are able to do so as a result of successful local fundraising initiatives such as the Lock-Up program,” says Fundraising Coordinator Erin McNamee of MDA’s Boston office. “We are so grateful to have Buildium’s involvement and support.”
About the Muscular Dystrophy Association
The MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education. The Association’s comprehensive service program includes medical examinations, flu shots, support groups, MDA summer camps for youngsters and assistance with purchase of wheelchairs and leg braces. The Association’s programs are funded almost entirely by individual private contributors. For more information about the MDA, visit www.mda.org.