Bradley County Fire Department kicks off "Fill the Boot" for muscular dystrophy

Bradley County Fire Department kicks off "Fill the Boot" for muscular dystrophy (Photo: WTVC)

The Bradley County Fire Department is kicking off it's annual Fill the Boot campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association to help kids and adults suffering from muscular dystrophy, ALS and other related muscle-debilitating diseases.

Their goal is to help them live longer and grow stronger.

More than 65 firefighters from the BCFD will hit the streets and storefronts with boots in hand to ask for donations on May 11th, 12th, and 13th from 9 am to 9 pm.

You can find firefighters at the Walmart on McGrady Dr in Cleveland, the Walmart on Paul Huff Pkwy in Cleveland, and at Station 9 off Hwy 11 in Charleston, TN.

Contributions from the campaign help fund research and life-enhancing programs such as state-of-the-art support groups and Care Centers, including the MDA Care Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

They also help send more than 80 local kids to “the best week of the year” at MDA summer camp at Camp Widjiwagan in Nashville. The summer camp is no cost to their families.

“We are thrilled to be working with the Bradley County Fire Department for another year of Fill the Boot to help provide the funds needed to find treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases that severely limit strength and mobility,” said Director of Business Development Whitney Bolinger. “The dedication of these fire fighters to MDA’s mission is unwavering, spending countless hours both with Fill the Boot and MDA Summer Camp to care for the kids and adults Central Tennessee. We know that their devotion to our families will make this year’s drive a success.”

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