Burien resident Renatta Emerson is scheduled to be “locked up” on May 14th. Her crime is having a big heart but she won’t be sent to a normal jail. Emerson is being sentenced to the Smith Tower for a jail themed fundraising event for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) called the Lock Up.
Emerson, owner of Immersion Events, is participating in MDA’s premier annual fundraising event to raise funds for life-saving research. Her bail has been set at $3200, which goes to help families in Western Washington who are affected by neuromuscular diseases. If she does not make bail by May 14th, she has agreed to spend the afternoon behind bars (and yes, a striped suit may be involved). You can help her raise bail by visiting www2.mda.org/goto/renattaemerson and making a secure online donation.More ›