Beaufort News

Local firefighters set fundraiser to fight muscular dystrophy

Dan Byrne
Dan Byrne Burton Fire District

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is hosting its “lockup” fundraising event on Thursday with help from some local groups.

Burton Fire District and Beaufort-Port Royal Fire Department are two supporters of the cause. They are sending Dan Byrne and Tim Ogden to collect their “bail money.”

People who sign up to participate do their best to raise money through donations leading up to their “incarceration” — in a hotel with snacks that is. These guys will be in Hilton Garden Inn in Beaufort along with other participants from the Beaufort area. If they meet the goals they set for themselves, their “bail” is paid and they can head on home.

To donate to Byrne’s “bail,” visit

To donate to Ogden’s “bail,” visit

To donate to the overall cause, visit

Joan McDonough: 843-706-8125, @IPBG_Joan