Seattle Firefighters Launch Annual Campaign for MDA’s Fill-the-Boot
Seattle Firefighters will take to the streets to collect donations for the Muscular Dystrophy’s Fill-the-Boot campaign. The collections will take place at various places across the city from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the following dates:
• Friday August 16th
• Saturday, August 17th
• Friday, September 20th
• Friday, October 18th
Last year, Seattle Firefighters collected $118,851 for MDA. In 2012, the International Association of Fire Fighters raised over $28 million for MDA, making the grand-total for the 59-year tradition over $500,000,000. Firefighters have been volunteering their time and, don’t forget, boots—to help children and adults with muscle-deteriorating diseases since 1954.
This is Seattle’s 16th year working with MDA on the Fill-the-Boot campaign. Firefighters will be at various street corners each day, asking motorists to drop donations into their boots.
Proceeds raised during the street side campaign will help support MDA services and research programs, including transportation services, support groups, and local clinics.
MDA is a volunteer health agency working to defeat more than 40 forms of Muscular Dystrophy and related diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive services and far-reaching professional and public health education. MDA maintains clinics for area adults and children affected by neuromuscular diseases at Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and the University of Washington Medical Center.
Posted: August 16th, 2013 under Community Events, Fire Line.
Tags: Children's Medical Center, Fill-the-Boot, Internationa Association of Firefighters, Local 27, Local 2898, MDA, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Seattle, seattle firefighters, University of Washington Medical Center