More than 20 members of the East Pierce Fire Fighters IAFF Local #3520 raised $12,930 during the annual Fill the Boot drive on June 12th, June 18th, June 19th and June 26th to benefit children and adults affected by muscle disease throughout the Western Washington area.
“For six decades, firefighters have fueled MDA's mission to find treatments and cures for life-threatening muscle diseases, and this year’s Fill the Boot results are a perfect example of the true dedication the East Pierce Fire Fighters IAFF Local #3520 has toward supporting the families we serve,” said MDA Fundraising Coordinator, Danahé. “We’re grateful for the support of these inspiring, selfless individuals who provide life-saving help that will fund research, advocate for children and adults affected by muscle disease, and rally our community to fight back.”
Funds raised through 2015 the East Pierce Fill the Boot event will help support MDA's programs of worldwide research, specialized health care services, and day-to-day support – which includes sending children affected by muscular dystrophy and related muscle diseases to a weeklong, barrier-free MDA summer camp at Camp Seymour in Gig Harbor.
As the Muscular Dystrophy Association's largest national sponsor, the IAFF fuels MDA's mission to find treatments and cures for life-threatening muscle diseases. To date, the IAFF has raised $530 million for MDA.