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Garland fire fighters support MDA with Fill the Boot Drive 

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The Garland Fire Department and Garland Fire Fighters Association Local 1293 is showing its support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association as its members kick off the 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.

 

Continuing a more than 60 year tradition, fire fighters from Garland Fire Department and Garland Fire Fighters Association Local 1293 will hit the streets or storefronts with boots in hand asking pedestrians, motorists, customers and other passersby to make a donation to MDA on Friday, April 28th, May 5th and May 12th.

 

Funds raised through Garland Fill the Boot event in 2017 will remain in the Garland area to help empower the more than 95 Garland 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 MDA Care Center at Children’s Medical Center, UT Southwestern and Texas Neurology.  They also help send local kids to “the best week of the year” at MDA summer camp at Camp John Marc – all at no cost to their families.

 

CONTACT: David Riggs, President Garland Fire Fighters Association – gff2100@yahoo.com.

 

According to the MDA website, the organization is “fighting to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the harmful effects of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related life-threatening diseases so they can live longer and grow stronger.”
“The freedom to walk, to talk, to run and play. To laugh, to hug. To eat. To breathe. Each day these freedoms are taken away from kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases that weaken muscle strength and limit mobility. Together we can change that.”