Several community leaders gathered at Bonefish Grill Thursday to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy research.
Local officials, including some from the Panama City Police and Fire departments attended the event.
Volunteers made phone calls, asking for donations so they could “pay bail” and “get out of jail”.
News 13’s own Jerry Tabatt emcee’d the event.
Muscular Dystrophy causes progressive and usually quick weakening of one’s muscles.
Those in attendance today say they are happy to raise money for the cause.
“Muscular Dystrophy affects every one some way in their lives. If we can give just a little bit of our time of the day…trying to get the money in to help them, I don’t see that that’s anything for to us to do,” Lisa Whitman, marketing director of Diamond Title Agency, said.
Muscular Dystrophy affects hundreds of thousands of Americans and there is no cure at this time.
Organizers say the event today raised over $50,000 to go towards Muscular Dystrophy research.