LOCAL 3
MDA Fill The Boot
Updated On: Aug 24, 2020

Giving Muscular Dystrophy the Boot

For more than 65 years, Fill the Boot has been a strong fire fighter tradition – giving families with muscular dystrophy in hometowns across America hope for the future and support for today.

Every boot drive helps families with muscular dystrophy in your community by:

  • Funding research for new treatments

    Fire fighters have played a major role in funding research for muscular dystrophy and in the last year, three promising new drugs received FDA approval.

  • Supporting MDA Care Centers

    These centers are held at top hospitals and health care facilities, giving families access to best-in-class doctors and specialists without having to travel long distances.

  • Sending kids to MDA Summer Camp

    Each year, the money you raise through Fill the Boot helps give more than 3,800 kids a life-changing week at MDA Summer Camp, at no charge to their families.

It’s a Lifesaving Tradition

Since 1954, IAFF has supported MDA with unwavering drive and relentless passion.

Because of your support, three new drugs for neuromuscular diseases have been recently approved, and more are expected in the next five years than in the past five decades. These treatments are life-changing for MDA families where walking, talking and even breathing can be difficult. This could not have been done without IAFF fire fighters like you.

We’re proud to have the IAFF as our largest national partner and are thankful for the thousands of fire fighters who have participated in Fill the Boot drives across America, as well as those who have volunteered countless hours at MDA Summer Camps.

And until a cure is found, we’ll be filling those boots together.


More Information:
Donate to our 2020 Virtual Fill the Boot
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Contact Info
IAFF Local 3
116 N Main St
Pueblo, Colorado 81003
 

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