The Manitowoc Fire Department Local #368 is showing its continued support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) as its members kick off the annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to raise critical funds to help transform the lives of kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases August 15th through the 17th.
Continuing a 65-year tradition of giving strength to the MDA community, over 50 dedicated fire fighters from Manitowoc Fire Department Local #368 will hit the streets or storefronts with boots in hand asking pedestrians, motorists, customers and other passersby to make a donation to MDA on August 15th – 17th at 10th St. and Franklin.
We are thrilled to be working with the Manitowoc Fire Department Local #368 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 Carolynn Hietala. “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 Manitowoc. “We know that their devotion to our families will make this year’s drive a success.”
Funds raised through Manitowoc Fill the Boot events in 2019 will help the MDA save lives and lift those up in need, by providing the MDA with vital resources to advance their mission of driving innovations in science and care for the neuromuscular community. Contributions have helped fund groundbreaking research and life-enhancing programs such as state-of-the-art support groups and Care Centers, including the MDA Care Center at Prevea Hospital in Green Bay, WI.
They also help send more than 80 local kids to “the best week of the year” at MDA summer camp at Salvation Army Camp Wonderland in Camp Lake, WI – all at no cost to their families.