Members of the Winona Lake Volunteer Fire Department together 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 Winona Lake area.
For six decades, fire fighters have fueled MDA’s mission to find treatments and cures for life-threatening muscle diseases.
Funds raised through the 2014 Fill the Boot event will help support MDA’s programs locally, including, specialized health care services, and day-to-day support – which includes sending children affected by muscular dystrophy and related diseases to a week long, barrier-free MDA summer camp at Camp Potawotami in Wolcottville, Ind.
The Fill the Boot program also helps MDA raise awareness and provides professional and public education about neuromuscular diseases. Members of the Winona Lake Fire Department will be out with boots in hand for this year’s drive this Saturday, Sept. 13.
The Winona Lake Volunteer Fire Department is inviting the community to come out Saturday, Sept. 13, from 7:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and help them raise funds for MDA and the individuals in Kosciusko County affected by Muscular Dystrophy. Firefighters will be at the corner of Kings Hwy and Wooster St. and at the intersection on 250 as well.