Firefighters support MDA again this year

St Johns County Fire Rescue Muscular Dystrophy Association coordinator, Matt Hooker, announced to Historic City News that, for the 13th year, local firefighters would participate in the 2012 MDA “Fill the Boot” fundraising drive.

The International Association of Firefighters has a 58-year history of support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and its annual Labor Day telethons. Local 3865 will collaborate again this year to help MDA win the fight against neuromuscular disorders and improve the lives of those who continue to live with these diseases.

Since 1954, firefighters across the nation have raised over $270 million for research and treatments for muscular dystrophies; a group of inherited neuromuscular disorders that may occur in childhood or adulthood and lead to progressive weakness and paralysis in patients.

Local firefighters will be collecting at area Publix, Winn Dixie, and Wal-Mart supermarkets from Friday, August 24 through Sunday, August 26 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Your donations help fund medical research, educational programs, and summer camps for children suffering from the horrors of muscular dystrophy. Cash, loose change, and checks are gratefully accepted. Checks can be made out to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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