MDA Fill the Boot Campaign Begins

Wichita Falls, Texas - Members of the Wichita Falls Professional Fire Fighters Association Local #432, along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, will celebrate their 60+year partnership and kick off the fire fighters' annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to benefit children and adults affected by muscle disease throughout the Wichita Falls area.

More than 150 members of the Wichita Falls Professional Fire Fighters Association Local #432 will be at the corner of Call Field and Kemp and various other intersections with boots in hand for this year's drive on May 14th, 15th, and 16th.

"Throughout 2015 MDA and fire fighters are celebrating 60 years of proud partnership, joined together in the fight against life-threatening muscle disease", said Fill the Boot Coordinator Corky Scarbrough. "Fire fighters in Wichita Falls do more for MDA and the families we serve than any other group, dedicating countless hours of their time every year participating in Fill the Boot drives and at MDA Summer Camp.

“We're grateful for the support of these inspiring, selfless individuals who have made a profound impact on our families' health, well being and quality of life, and we're excited to make this year's Fill the Boot campaign the most successful yet."

Funds raised through 2015 Fill the Boot events will help support MDA's programs of worldwide research, specialized health care services, and day-to-day support , which includes sending children affected by muscular dystrophy and related diseases to a weeklong, barrier-free MDA summer camp.

As the Muscular Dystrophy Association's largest national sponsor, the IAFF fuels MDA's mission to find treatments and cures for life-threatening muscle diseases.