Firefighters Fill the Boot to benefit MDA
Aug 13, 2013 | 978 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Firefighters from the Cleveland Fire Department and Local 3748 will be out asking residents of Cleveland to lend a hand by helping them Fill the Boot this upcoming weekend.

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., firefighters will be at the Wal-Marts on Keith Street and Treasury Drive to collect money for MDA.

Every dollar that goes into the boot helps firefighters provide medical treatment and support services to individuals and their families living with neuromuscular diseases in the local area.

“Firefighters are American heroes who make such a difference for the people and families we serve,” said MDA area director Holly Carroll. “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.”

“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 firefighter and MDA Fill the Boot coordinator, Michael McCabe.

“Fill the Boot is a proud tradition for us, and it’s a great way for firefighters to be out in the community reminding residents that we are here, always ready to help.”

Fill the Boot funds also are used to support some of the 300 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.