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Fill The Boot

St. Andrews Fire Fighters Support MDA with Annual Fundraising Drive


August 23, 2017
From Staff Reports

Starting last week, the St. Andrew’s Fire Department began 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, dedicated fire fighters from St. Andrew’s Fire Department will be at various storefronts in West Ashley with boots in hand asking pedestrians, motorists, customers and other passersby to make a donation to MDA this for the next couple weekends, including Aug. 26 and 27 and Sept. 3 at Walmart, located at 3951 West Ashley Circle in Charleston.

“We are thrilled to be working with St. Andrew’s 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 MDA Director of Business Development, Megan Relford. “The dedication of these fire fighters to MDA’s mission is unwavering, spending countless hours with Fill the Boot to care for the kids and adults in Charleston and the Lowcountry. We know that their devotion to our families will make this year’s drive a success.”

Funds raised through St. Andrew’s 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 MUSC in Charleston. They also help send more than 30 local kids to “the best week of the year” at MDA summer camp at Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, GA – all at no cost to their families.

MDA is leading the fight to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases that take away physical strength, independence and life. We use our collective strength to help kids and adults live longer and grow stronger by finding research breakthroughs across diseases; caring for individuals from day one; and empowering families with services and support in hometowns across America.

Learn how you can fund cures, find care and champion the cause at www.mda.org.

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