Several area celebrities spent a few hours behind bars in the name of charity recently.
The annual Jail-N-Bail drive earned more than $53,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society during a two-day run at the Parkland Mall in Red Deer on Oct. 19 and 20.
More than 31 “fun loving” participants were arrested and taken to a makeshift jail to raise pledges for their bail, said Nancy Kumm, revenue development co-ordinator for the society’s branch in Red Deer.
The money raised allows the society to continue funding for research, supportive care for people living with cancer, comprehensive cancer information and prevention initiatives and advocacy for healthy public policies.
The event features community celebrities, politicians and others arrested and asked to raise money through donations to get out of jail.