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Detroit Fire Department's 16th annual Fill The Boot Campaign to kick off August 6th

Posted at 8:23 AM, Aug 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-04 08:57:00-04

DETROIT, MICH (WXYZ) — The Detroit Fire Department is showing their support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) as its members kick off their 16th Annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to help kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases live longer and grow stronger.

Celebrating a 65 year tradition, dedicated fire fighters from the Detroit Fire Department will hit the streets with boots in hand asking pedestrians, motorists and other passersby to make a donation to MDA on August 6-9. Firefighters will be at various locations across the city including: Livernois and Davison, 7 Mile and Livernois, Mack and Moross, Grand Circus Park, Campus Martius and many more.

In 2018 the Detroit Fire Department raised over $43,000, bringing its 15 year total to just over $490,000. Funds raised through the Detroit Fill the Boot in 2019 will empower families who inspire everyday Americans to help kids and adults with Muscular dystrophy and related muscle-debilitating diseases live longer and grow stronger, displaying how we all can truly live unlimited no matter what limits we may face.

Contributions also help fund groundbreaking research and life-enhancing programs such as state-of-the-art support groups and Care Centers, including the local MDA Care Centers at Children’s Hospital of MI in Detroit and Clinton Twp, Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak and University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. They also help send more than 100 local kids to “the best week of the year” at MDA summer camp at Camp Cavell – all at no cost to their families.

To donate to the 2019 DPD Fill the Boot campaign online, visit https://filltheboot.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=5880
For more information about MDA, please visit https://www.mda.org/