Firefighters “Fill the Boot” for families fighting muscular dystrophy
Posted By Sparta Live | August 31, 2012 12:00 am
On Aug. 25, 2012, White County firefighters took over Walmart, Kroger, and Walgreens, in Sparta, in hopes of having support from the residents of White County to help them “Fill the Boot” for muscular dystrophy patients.
Because of the generous support, firefighters raised more than $2,735 to support children and adults with neuro-muscular diseases.
Firefighters want to thank the businesses our Kroger, Walgreens, Walmart for their support.
Firefighters ask that residents continue to support their fundraising efforts for Muscular Dystrophy Association at White County Fair, Aug. 31-Sept. 8. White County firefighters will be “Filling the Boot” in the fair’s parking area at Lew’s Alignment Shop, starting at 5 p.m., each weeknight, and 1 p.m., on Saturday.
Local firefighters have a tradition of serving children and adults with muscular dystrophy. One benefit of their efforts is the MDA summer camp, where children, ages 6-17, enjoy an activity-packed, week-long getaway in an environment where having a neuromuscular disease is the norm, not the exception. They have the chance to experience barrier-free activities and make friendships and memories that last a lifetime.
Summer camp is just one of the many services MDA offers to local families battling muscular dystrophy. The donations collected by the firefighters will also help fund local clinics and support groups, as well as fund vital research aimed at treatments and cures for neuromuscular disease.
MDA is a voluntary health agency working to find treatments and cures for 43 neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive medical and community services, and far-reaching professional and public health