‘Fill-the-Boot’ & Help Firefighters Raise $$ for MDA this Saturday, Aug. 18

Tukwila Firefighters will be out in the streets this Saturday, Aug. 18 with a goal of raising $6,000, as they kick off their annual Fill-the-Boot fundraising campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). 

Firefighters will be at the intersection of Andover Park West & Strander Blvd. (map below) from 9:00am-4:00pm., filling their boots with donations from motorists. They will be joined by Danielle Harada and Amber Morris, who are local MDA clients.

Last year, the Tukwila Fire and Emergency Services Department raised over $5000 for MDA, adding to the International Association of Fire Fighters’ (IAFF) national total of more than $28 million. Firefighters have been volunteering their time and, don’t forget, boots—to help children and adults with 43 muscle-deteriorating diseases since 1954.

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 Britni Delaney at (206) 283-2183 or [email protected].

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EDITOR’S NOTE: We originally received erroneous information and have since corrected the date.

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