Firefighters raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy

Firefighters will carry boots for donations that go towards MDA.
Firefighters will carry boots for donations that go towards MDA.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  The Annual firefighters ‘Fill the Boot’ fundraising campaign to benefit children and adults affected by muscle disease throughout the Allen County area starts this weekend.

For six decades, firefighters have helped the Muscular Dystrophy Association to find treatments and cures for life-threatening muscle diseases. Members of the Aboite Township Fire hit the streets at U.S. 24 and Coventry with boots Saturday to raise funds for MDA. Volunteers will be raising money on the weekends for August 16 and 23.

Funds raised thought the 2014 Aboite Township ‘Fill the Boot’ event will help support MDA’s programs locally, including specialized health care services. The funds also go toward day-to-day support such as sending children affected by muscular dystrophy and related diseases to a weeklong, barrier-free MDA summer camp at Camp Patawotami. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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