Football Hall-of-Famer and former Miami Dolphin Dwight Stephenson and Miss Hollywood U.S.A. were just two of the South Florida homegrown names who participated in the Broward staple Jail & Bail event this week. This four-day event raised $40,000 on its first day for the American Cancer Society – more than $1,000 of which was raised by Miss Hollywood herself!

“Judge” David Singer, who has chaired Jail & Bail for the past 24 years, invited Rep. Lois Frankel and Rep. Ted Deutch to be the honorary chairs. Singer gave all the “jailbirds” a so-called fair trial, and then set their “bail,” or the amount of money they had to raise for charity. The Broward County Sherriff’s office also arrested the Fort Lauderdale Strikers Mascot, Hot Shot. All of the “jailbirds” were held until enough funds (donations) were raised for their release.

WTVJ Channel 6 and the Sun Sentinel came to the Westin Hotel in Fort Lauderdale to cover the event, which started on Tuesday, June 23rd. All proceeds go towards funding for cancer research, patient services and lifesaving education programs of the ACS. To date, they have raised more than $4 million for the ACS.

by: Sandra Reichman

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