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Pepco Employee Gets "Locked Up" to Cure Neuromuscular Disease

[fa icon="calendar"] Jun 3, 2016 9:40:41 AM / by Christy Angie

Pepco's Director of Marketing, John Paratore,  participates in Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Lock-Up to help raise funds to find treatments for neuromuscular diseases.

Pepco's Director of Marketing, John Paratore, participated in the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Lock-Up to help raise funds to find treatments for neuromuscular diseases. 

On June 1st John was "locked-up" and for the next 30 days he is looking to raise at least $2,400 to "make bail," i.e. to raise money so that researchers can continue to fight neuromuscular disease by finding new treatments.

John had this to say about his experience:

First of all I would like to thank everyone that has donated to date. Secondly, many thanks to Mentor Harbor Yatch Club for hosting the 2016 MDA Lock-up. The staff and club were great!

When I first received the call to participate, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Barb and the entire MDA team made this all very simple and created an experience that was very rewarding in helping all of the families in need.

Below is a link to a family profile on MDA’s YouTube page featuring Shaun Probert, a firefighter from Shaker Heights, OH who had ALS. This video gives you a glimpse into the life of some of our families in the area. I hope you will take a minute to watch this video to understand, more fully, the impact you are making to help raise funds to find treatments and cures for the 43 neuromuscular diseases MDA covers. This is why we do this event, and this is why you should encourage your friends, family, and business contacts to make a contribution:


Please take a moment to view this event. Lastly, don’t stop giving today. The link to my page will be active for 30 days.


Please give, if you can.

God Bless all!


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