Fill the Boot Is Here!
Your local firefighters will be out this week helping to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) at locations throughout Contra Costa County. If you see one of us at an intersection that you pass through please consider donating anything you can so we can help find cures and fund treatments for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases.
We will be at the following locations tomorrow, Tuesday July 26th from 9 am to 3 pm:
Antioch – Somersville & Delta Fair
Brentwood – Balfour & Fairview
Walnut Creek – Ygnacio Valley & California Blv
Orinda – Camino Pablo & Brookwood
Hercules – San Pablo Ave & Sycamore
And at the following three locations on Thursday July 28th from 9 am to 3 pm as well:
Antioch – Auto Center & Century
Concord – Willow Pass & Galindo
Moraga – Rheem & Moraga Rd
What is MDA?
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases.
How Fill the Boot Helps?
Every year, tens of thousands of people visit MDA’s nationwide network of 200 clinics, including 44 MDA/ALS centers, where they receive expert care from muscle disease specialists. MDA also provides annual occupational, physical, respiratory or speech therapy consultations. Each year, MDA sends more than 3,600 youngsters with muscular dystrophy to accessible MDA summer camps across the country, at a cost to MDA of $1600 per camper. There is no charge to families.
Thank you for considering!