I'm Going To Jail...

By: Abby Kidder
By: Abby Kidder

Abby Kidder explains why she's spending time behind bars and what she did to warrant this incarceration.

 Prison. The Big House. Jail.

Call it what you want, but no one wants to be facing a prison sentence and one fine morning I received a letter stating that I was heading to jail.

On April 8th, be sure to watch to WTAP News at Noon (you know, like you do everyday!) and you will actually see me get arrested live, on-air!

I'm being "Locked Up for a Good Cause" to help raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and I need your help making bail.

Here's a few facts for some of you who may not know a lot about Muscular Dystrophy and why it's so important to help if you can:

- Muscular Dystrophy is a term describing a group of diseases characterized by the progressive degeneration of voluntary muscles.

- The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a voluntary health agency aimed at conquering neuromuscular diseases (like Lou Gehrig's

Disease) that affect more than a million Americans.

- Muscular Dystrophy affects each person differently from age of onset, rate of progression and muscles affected.

I could not be more proud to be a part of the MDA's "Most Wanted" list and I hope all of you can reach into your pocket and find some spare change to help send a child with MD to camp! Every $800 raised sends one child, so you can see all of us on the Most Wanted list have a lot of work to do!

Your support of the MDA Lock-Up will also help provide wheelchairs and clinic visits for people suffering with MD living in the Mid-Ohio Valley.

I want you to know that I am fully aware that times are tough and economy is in rough shape but even your spare change is something.

If you would like to help you can send a check, made out to the Muscular Dystrophy Association right here to the station at:


MDA Lock-Up

attn: Abby Kidder

1 Television Plaza

Parkersburg, WV 26101

You can also help me make my $1,600 bail the day of my incarceration. I'll be at the Comfort Inn in Mineral Wells around 12:30pm. (I'll be the one in the cell!)

Let's help fight this debilitating disease on dollar at a time!


 Thanks again for all of your support!


(Oh, and to beat all of you to the punch line: Yes this is my FIRST and will be my ONLY time behind bars in my life!)

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