‘Fill the Boot’ & Help Burien Firefighters Raise $$ for Muscular Dystrophy Aug. 17

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Burien Firefighters will be out in the streets on Friday, Aug. 17 with a goal of raising $5,000, as they kick off their annual Fill-the-Boot fundraising campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

Fire fighters will be in the complex at First Ave South and SW 148th Street, as well as First Ave South and SW 160th Street and First Ave South and Normandy Road, from 8 a.m.– Noon., filling their boots with donations from motorists.

They will be joined by Danielle Harada and Linda Harada, who are local MDA clients.

Over the last two years, the Burien Fire and Emergency Services Department raised almost $4,000 for MDA, adding to the International Association of Fire Fighters’ (IAFF) national total of more than $28 million.  Fire Fighters have been volunteering their time and, don’t forget, boots—to help children and adults with 43 muscle-deteriorating diseases since 1954. Public’s help will help

Proceeds raised during the street-side campaign will support life-saving research and services to families in King County. These services include MDA Summer Camp in Lake Stevens, genetic counseling, clinics, and local support groups.

MDA is the non-profit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education. The majority of contributions to MDA come from individual donors. MDA maintains clinics for area adults and children affected by neuromuscular diseases at Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Washington Medical Center.

For more information about Fill-the-Boot or other MDA programs, please contact Ashley Pond at (206) 283-2183 or [email protected].

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