Seattle Fire Department encourages locals to “Fill the boot” in support of muscular dystrophy


The Seattle Fire Department is celebrating 60 years of a proud partnership with the Muscular Dystrophy Association as they kick off the 2014 “Fill the boot” fundraising campaign. The campaign benefits children and adults affected by muscle disease throughout the Seattle area.

Nearly 1,000 members of the Seattle Fire Fighters Union, Local 27, will be out in force at various intersections across the city encouraging Seattleites to donate today and tomorrow from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. The campaign officially kicked off this morning outside the Ballard Fire Station.

“Fire fighters in the Seattle area 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,” says MDA Director of Business Development Whitney McIlwain.

The funds raised throughout the “Fill the Boot” campaign will help support MDA’s programs of worldwide research, specialized health care services, and day-to-day support – which also includes sending children affected by muscular dystrophy and related diseases to a weeklong, barrier-free MDA summer camp at Camp Seymour in Gig Harbor.

Keep an eye out for the firefighters in our neighborhood over the next two days and do your bit to help those living with muscle diseases in our community.

Photo courtesy of KING 5 News.

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