- Published on Wednesday, 28 August 2013 01:14
- Written by Super User
Fire fighters will be out on the streets of Carolina Beach asking motorists to help “Fill the Boot” for the Muscular Dystrophy Association on August 31st, 2013. Every dollar that passing motorists can pitch into the fire fighters’ boots helps local fire fighters provide medical treatment and support services to individuals and their families living with neuromuscular diseases in the Carolina Beach area.
“Fire fighters are American heroes who make such a difference for the people and families we serve,” said MDA Executive Director Christine Bender. “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.
About MDA - MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.
In addition to funding some 300 research teams worldwide, MDA maintains a national network of 200 medical clinics; facilitates support groups for families affected by neuromuscular disease; and provides free local summer camp opportunities for thousands of youngsters fighting progressive muscle disease. For more information, visit mda.org.
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