Motorists on Highway 101 in Lincoln City Saturday will notice men and women clad in firefighting gear holding boots and asking for money to combat muscle-debilitating diseases.
North Lincoln Fire & Rescue is showing its continued support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) with the annual “Fill the Boot” fundraising campaign to raise funds to help transform the lives of kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases.
Funds raised through Fill the Boot events in 2019 will help the MDA save lives and lift those up in need, by providing the MDA with vital resources to advance their mission of driving innovations in science and care for the neuromuscular community. Contributions have helped fund groundbreaking research and life-enhancing programs such as state-of-the-art support groups and Care Centers.
In addition to Fill the Boot drives, fire fighter contributions from year-round local events help support MDA’s efforts to raise awareness and provide professional and public education about neuromuscular diseases.