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City of Goodyear, Arizona

Communications Office


For Immediate Release: July 2, 2010


Goodyear Mayor locked up for good cause


GOODYEAR, ARIZ. (July 2, 2010)  Goodyear Mayor Jim Cavanaugh recently had the "pleasure" of being arrested. In truth, he was locked-up to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), a nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing neuromuscular diseases.


Many generous people made donations to his "bail," and on May 20, he was taken into custody. The jail accommodations were relatively plush: Bill Johnson's Big Apple contributed "square meals" to the inmates in support of this cause. Mayor Cavanaugh's mug shot was taken and he was released on his own recognizance.


Muscular dystrophy affects primary voluntary muscles and makes them progressively weaker. Presently there is no cure. MDA event organizers said the $2,650 donated in Mayor Cavanaugh's name to "Jerry's Kids" is more than enough to send three children with this disease to summer camp -- where neuromuscular disease is the norm, not the exception.


Mayor Cavanaugh extends his deepest gratitude to the following supporters for their contributions: Nariman Afkhami, Jim Albu, Kim Anderson, Cavanaugh Family, Gayle Cooper, Dibble Engineering, Lloyce Robinson, Rebecca Timmer, and David Veillette. Each of them has helped make this world a better place.



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