August 16, 2005
THEY improv Helps MDA "Stars Behind Bars" Event
Aventura, FL: THEY improv, Fort Lauderdale's improv troupe, assisted the Stars Behind Bars program in Aventura for the MDA Telethon Executive Lock-Up at the Prime Grill Restaurant. The MDA "Stars Behind Bars" event raises money to help fight neuromuscular disease.
THEY continue to be a force for good in South Florida with their Comedy With a Cause program. THEY served the event by volunteering to help entertain the volunteers and supporters.
"There is no greater inspiration to use comedy to do good works than Jerry Lewis," said Todd Rice. "Part of what THEY are all about is using comedy to benefit the community as a whole. The MDA Telethon exemplifies this and has done so for years. It's nice to be even a small part of that tradition."
The program allows local companies to shine by allowing their executives to be sent as "Stars Behind Bars" to a local restaurant where the executives will solicit bail money that will be donated to the charity for their release.
To learn more about the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the Stars Behind Bars program or to find out how you can help, you should go to http://www.mdausa.org/ or call the local offices at (305) 717-9937.
About THEY improv
THEY improv is an informal group of actors getting together and performing improv, often for charities and always for the betterment of everyone. For now there is no corporate structure and no financial relationship, with their first several performances to be done for charities and the money never even being seen by the troupe. Marketing funds and efforts will either be donated by the members or provided by the charities themselves.