Lewisburg Fire Fighters support MDA with annual Fill the Boot Drive

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Lewisburg Fire Department is showing its support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) 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, 40 dedicated fire fighters and volunteers from Lewisburg Fire Department will hit the streets or storefronts with boots in hand asking pedestrians, motorists, customers and other passersby to make a donation to MDA on June 10 at 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the entrances of Kroger, IGA, Dollar General Market, and Wal-Mart.

“We are thrilled to be working with the Lewisburg Fire Department for another year of Fill the Boot to help provide the funds needed to find treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases that severely limit strength and mobility,” said Fundraising Coordinator, Joy Stafford. “The dedication of these fire fighters to MDA’s mission is unwavering, spending countless hours both with Fill the Boot and MDA Summer Camp to care for the kids and adults in Central TN. We know that their devotion to our families will make this year’s drive a success.”

Funds raised through the Lewisburg Fill the Boot event in 2017 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 MDA Care Center at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, TN. They also help send more than 80 local kids to “the best week of the year” at MDA summer camp at Camp Widjiwagan – all at no cost to their families.

In addition to Fill the Boot drives, fire fighter contributions from year-round local events help support MDA’s efforts to raise awareness and provide professional and public education about neuromuscular diseases.