Wednesday, August 13, 2014

60th Anniversary of MDA Fill the Boot - Friday 8/15 - 3-6 PM

Contact:          Alexa Borden                         
            Executive Director

City of Spokane Fire fighters AND MDA CELEBRATE

“60 Years strong,”
FILL THE BOOT FOR local mda families

Spokane, Washington, August 15, 2014Members of the City of Spokane Fire Department Local 29, along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, will celebrate their 60-year partnership and kick off the fire fighters' annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to benefit children and adults affected by muscle disease throughout the City of Spokane.

Fire fighters will be out on the streets with boots in hand for this year’s drive on Friday, August 15th from 3PM-6PM. There will be 16 intersections throughout Spokane with Fire Fighters Filling the Boot.


            Anyone who is not able to make it out to donate, can go online and help still help out at the following web address


            “Throughout 2014 MDA and fire fighters are celebrating 60 years of proud partnership, joined together in the fight against life-threatening muscle disease”, said Executive Director, Alexa Borden. “Fire fighters dedicate countless hours of their time every year participating in Fill the Boot drives and at MDA Summer Camp. We're grateful for the support of these inspiring, selfless individuals who have made a profound impact on our families’ health, wellbeing and quality of life, and we're excited to make this year’s Spokane Local 29 Fill the Boot campaign the most successful yet.”
            Funds raised through the 2014 Spokane Local 29 Fill the Boot event will help support MDA's programs of worldwide research, specialized health care services, and day-to-day support – which includes sending children affected by muscular dystrophy and related diseases to a weeklong,     barrier-free MDA summer camp at Camp Twinlow in Rathdrum, Idaho.

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