Friday, February 26, 2010

Muscular Dystrophy Association, Inc.

Abby's school is doing a Hop-A-thon in March. Here is the "Waiver, Release, & Consent" form that they want us to sign. We refuse to sign it by the way, but I want everyone to see it.:
" Muscular Dystrophy Association Inc.
Waiver, Release & Consent
Name of Event:
Dates: Return by March 17th

In consideration of MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION, INc. ("MDA(R)") permitting (me) (my child ________ who is under 18) to participate in the above-named event, I hereby, and for (my)(my child's) heirs, executors, administrators, assigns, and all legal guardians WAIVE AND RELEASE ANY AND ALL RIGHTS AND CLAIMS OF ANY NATURE, FOUNDED IN WHOLE OR IN PART UPON ANY TYPE OF NEGLIGENCE, that (I)(my child) may have against MDA, its directors, officers, employees, agents, chapters, assignees, licensees, volunteers and cooperating entities, their representatives, heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and assigns (the "Released Parties") arising out of or resulting from any and all injuries or damages of any nature, including death, which (I) (my child) may suffer while taking part in the event or any activities connected with the event. I UNDERSTAND THIS MEANS THAT I AGREE NOT TO SUE any or all of the Released Parties in connection with the event.

Consent also is hereby given to use (my) (my child's) name, picture, portrait, likeness, writings, or biographical information (including, if applicable, neuromuscular disease diagnosis), and audiotape and/or videotape recordings and sound or silent motion pictures of (me)(my child) in any media for editorial, education, promotional, and advertising purposes, for the solicitation of contributions, and for any other purpose in furtherance of the corporate purposes and objectives of MDA.

By signing this document, I certify that I have read this document and fully understand it, and that I am not relying on any statements or representations of any Released Party. This document shall be binding upon me, (my) (my child's) heirs, executors, administrators, assigns, and all legal guardians (of my child).

Print name of partipant______________
Signature of partipant______________ Date____________
Home address, city, state, zip code_____________ Email___________
I affirm that I am the parent/legal guardian of ________________ and that I have full authority to authorize his/her participation in the above-referenced MDA event.
Signature of Parent or Legal Guardian if participant is under 18 __________________ Date___________"

Now I understand the first paragraph is about covering their butts, but the 2nd paragraph is about them using my child for "corporate purposes and objectives". No thanks!!!