Firefighters ‘Filling the Boot’ For Muscular Dystrophy
By Space Coast Daily // August 11, 2013
braving the heat to collect donations
ABOVE VIDEO: Our local firefighters are no strangers to giving for those in need, shaving their heads for children with cancer and now filling the boot for Muscular Dystrophy.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — FireFighters from Patrick Air Force Base, Palm Bay and Cocoa will all “Filling the Boot” for the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Central Florida at various times this month.
They will be braving the heat to collect donations from passing motorists. Every dollar that is pitched into the fire fighters’ boots helps the MDA provide medical treatment and support services to individuals and their families living with neuromuscular diseases across eight counties in Central Florida, including Brevard County.
Specifically, funds raised by these fire departments will help send local children with muscle disease to MDA Summer Camp at Camp Thunderbird in Apopka.
Funds also assist with repairs of wheelchairs, leg braces and other durable medical equipment, help support MDA clinics located at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando and Shands Hospital in Gainesville, fund local research seeking treatments and cures to more than 43 neuromuscular diseases and much more!