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Firefighters team up to Fill the Boot for MDA
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March 29, 2013

Firefighters will be out on the streets of Little Elm asking motorists to help “Fill the Boot” for the Muscular Dystrophy Association tomorrow, March 29, next Friday, April 5, and on April 12.


 Every dollar that passing motorists can pitch into the firefighters’ boots helps 4, 220 local firefighters provide medical treatment and support services to individuals and their families living with neuromuscular diseases in the Little Elm area.

The International Association of Fire Fighters has been a national MDA partner for more than 50 years and remains committed to the fight to end neuromuscular diseases.

“Firefighters are American heroes who make such a difference for the people and families we serve,” said Hilda Avila, MDA executive director. “The funds they raise are used for health care services and equipment support, and to help send kids to free MDA summer camps. We are grateful for everything they do.”

Fill the Boot funds also are used to support some of the 250 worldwide research projects seeking better treatments and cures for the more than 40 neuromuscular diseases covered by MDA, including Duchenne muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy and ALS.

“We know the money we raise definitely makes a difference in the lives of people affected by neuromuscular diseases, and that it helps them get the care they need,” said Little Elm Firefighter Clint Long. “Fill the Boot is a proud tradition for us, and it’s a great way for fire fighters to be out in the community reminding residents that we are here, always ready to help.”

IAFF became the first national sponsor for MDA in 1954, and over the years, firefighters have raised millions of dollars to help improve and enhance the lives of those living with neuromuscular disease. Firefighters have raised money for MDA through their participation in the annual Fill the Boot campaign, as well as by sponsoring golf and softball tournaments. Many also contribute some of their vacation time each year to volunteer at MDA summer camps across the country.

Source: Little Elm Journal

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