“Locked Up” for Charity

April 6, 2009

Rich Cooke gets "locked up" for the Muscular Distrophy Association.

On March 25th, I was “locked up” at our local Hendersonville Outback Steakhouse to help raise money for the Muscular Distrophy Association.  This was a fun event where about 120 local business-people were thrown in a makeshift jail, complete with striped uniform, shackles and even a mug shot (you can see mine here).  Before I was picked up and taken to the association’s Maximum Appreciation Facility, I had raised $1500 for my “bail money”.  However, after making some phone calls from my “jail cell”, I helped raise even more.  This was a fun event that helped raise $45,000 for a great cause, which, even in these tough economic times, was $5000 more than last year.

Rich Cooke, Western North Carolina Real Estate


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