The Cleveland Fire Department and the Cleveland Professional Firefighters Local No. 3748, along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, will be celebrating the 60-year partnership during the annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to benefit children and adults affected by muscle disease.
Firefighters will be out once again with their boots on the weekend of Sept 5, 6, and 7 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Wal-marts on Keith Street and Treasury Drive.
Funds raised during the Cleveland Fill the Boot events will help support MDA’s programs of worldwide research, specialized health care services, and day-to-day support — which includes sending children affected by muscular dystrophy and related diseases to a weeklong, barrier-free MDA summer camp.
“We’re grateful for the support of the community and these inspiring, selfless individuals who have made a profound impact on our families’ health, wellbeing and quality of life, and we're excited to make this year’s Fill the Boot campaign the most successful yet,” said MDA area director Holly Carroll.
As the Muscular Dystrophy Association's largest national sponsor, the IAFF fuels MDA's mission to find treatments and cures for life-threatening muscle diseases.
Firefighters will be participating in Fill the Boot events across the country to celebrate the 60th year anniversary between Firefighters and MDA.