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The Boot Campaign Set For Aug. 29 And 30

The Fredonia Professional Firefighters Association, IAFF Local 2931, and Dunkirk Professional Firefighters Association, IAFF Local 616 will participate in Muscular Dystrophy Association Fill the Boot fundraising campaigns next week.

Fredonia firefighters will be in the street from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, asking pedestrians, motorists, and other passersby to donate to the MDA. Dunkirk firefighters will be at Central Avenue and Fourth Street, Dunkirk, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29.

“We are thrilled to be working with the Fredonia Professional Firefighters Association, IAFF Local 2931, and Dunkirk Professional Firefighters Association, IAFF Local 616, 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 Heather Powers, Muscular Distrophy Association development specialist. “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 in Fredonia. We know that their devotion to our families will make this year’s drive a success.”

Funds raised through the Fredonia Fill the Boot event in 2019 will help the MDA provide medical research and care for the neuromuscular community. Contributions have helped pay for groundbreaking research and life-enhancing programs such as support groups and care centers, including the MDA Care Center at University of Buffalo Medical/Conventus Building and Dent Neurologic Institute, both located in Buffalo.

They also help send more than 60 local children to “the best week of the year” at MDA summer camp at Rotary Sunshine Campus in Rush, N.Y., all at no cost to their families.

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