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New Franklin councilman seeking help to get out of ‘jail’

2/23/2012 - South Side Leader
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By Letter to the Editor

To the editor:

The phrase “Councilman goes to jail” is almost never a good thing, but this time it is because on March 8, I will be going behind bars at the 2012 Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Barberton-Fairlawn Lockup in order to help unlock a cure to muscle disease. I have personally committed to raising $2,500 for this worthy cause.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association [MDA] provides a wide range of services ranging from support for research, community outreach, assistance programs and clinics staffed with professionals skilled in dealing with neuromuscular disorders. Your 100 percent tax-deductible donation will help MDA continue research into the cause and the possible cure of the 43 neuromuscular diseases they cover as well as helping MDA provide medical equipment, clinic visits, support groups and a magical week of MDA Summer Camp for the families served by the MDA in our local area.

I am asking you to consider helping the MDA by donating or participating in this year’s fundraiser. To help me achieve my goal, please visit my website at DavidAStock.com and follow the MDA link on my home page, or print off a donation form to send your donation via mail. If you wish to participate in the lockup as a volunteer or donate to another volunteer, please call the Akron MDA Office at 330-869-0598 or email them at akron@mdausa.org and they will be happy to help you.

As always, it is a pleasure and privilege to serve the people of New Franklin. Please feel free to call or email me if you have any questions about this fundraiser, our community or our local government.

Thank you for your consideration.

David Stock, Ward 3 New Franklin City Councilman

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