Highland Village firefighters to raise funds for MDA

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Highland Village firefighters will ask motorists to help “Fill the Boot” for the Muscular Dystrophy Association this weekend.

The firefighters will gather this Friday, Saturday and Sunday during peak traffic times at the intersection of FM 2499 and FM 407.

Every dollar that passing motorists pitch into the firefighters’ boots helps provide medical treatment and support services to individuals living with neuromuscular diseases in the Highland Village area.

Highland Village firefighters are setting out to raise over $8,000 this year for MDA.

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Fill the Boot campaign and the partnership between firefighters and MDA.

“Firefighters are American heroes who make such a difference for the people and families we serve,” said MDA Executive Director, Tracy Denton. “The funds they raise are used for health care services and equipment support, and to help send kids to free MDA summer camps. We are grateful for everything they do.”

Fill the Boot funds also are used to support some of the 300 worldwide research projects seeking better treatments and cures for the more than 40 neuromuscular diseases covered by MDA, including Duchenne muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy and ALS.

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