By: PRLog
May 21, 2013 at 19:53 PM EDT
Help EGAN Medical Equipment CEO "Post Bail" for MDA's ALS Fundraiser
EGAN Medical Equipment CEO Peter Egan is asking for your help in helping his company raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) via the organization's annual "MDA Lock-Up" event. The proceeds from this year's event, which entails local business executives being pretend "jailed" in a makeshift holding cell inside the restaurant where the benefit is held, are going towards research to help find a cure for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

PRLog - May 21, 2013 - COVINGTON, La. -- MDA’s Annual Fundraiser to be Held Thursday, May 23 at Copelands in Covington

By: Peter Egan - CEO, EGAN Medical Equipment, Inc.®

MDA Fundraiser for ALS Research

A number of North Shore business executives are scheduled to “report to jail” this coming Thursday, May 23 beginning at 11:00 AM through 2:00 PM that afternoon. Their crime, according to their arresting officers from the Muscular Dystrophy Association, is “having a big heart”.

This year’s event has been themed “Strike-Out ALS” (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), also known as “Lou Gehrig’s disease”. All proceeds raised to help the CEOs “post bond” will be donated to research dedicated to finding a cure for this debilitating, cruel and terminal illness – the same one former New Orleans Saint Steve Gleason was tragically diagnosed with several years ago.

Many companies whose executives are set to be jailed Thursday have offered to match any donations received from individuals not employed by their respective companies. EGAN Medical Equipment and Supply is among these companies.

What began as a shoestring start-up in January of 2011, EGAN Medical has blossomed into an internet powerhouse over the past few years, becoming one of the nation's leading online medical supply retailers, particularly as it pertains to product lines such as maternity supports (including but in no way limited to the patented and award-winning Prenatal Cradle and V2 Supporter), vitamin D3 supplements, wrist splints and even rollators.

EGAN Medical CEO Peter Egan has pledged that his organization, EGAN Medical Equipment, Inc., will match all donations received by outside individuals (anyone excluding family and employees) up to $1,000.

The event is being held from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Copeland’s restaurant in Covington, Louisiana this coming Thursday, May 23, 2013.

Anyone interested in donating may do so by visiting the EGAN Medical MDA Lock-Up Donations page, or by contacting the local MDA office directly at (800) 572-1717. Any donations issued via the contributions page for EGAN Medical’s chief executive will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $1,000.

Anyone interested in reading Mr. Egan’s explanation for why this particular cause is so important to him personally may do so by visiting the EGAN Medical Equipment company blog and viewing the article entitled: Help EGAN Medical Equipment, MDA Cure ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis).

To request further information about the event, please contact April Catarella, the local MDA office representative:

Name: April Catarella
Email: acatarella @ mdausa . org
Phone: 504-455-4460

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