Canton Fire Department holds fundraising campaign

Members of the Canton Fire Department are set to kick off the fire fighter’s annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) find urgently needed treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases that severely limit strength and mobility.

More than 20 fire fighters from the Canton Fire Department will fan out across the city with boots in hand for this year’s drive, Aug. 31- Sept. 2.

“For more than 60 years, fire fighters have stood on the front lines with MDA in the fight to free individuals and the families who love them from the harm of these life-threatening muscle diseases,” said Area Director Tiffany Bratcher. “Each year, fire fighters dedicate countless hours of their time participating in Fill the Boot drives and at MDA Summer Camp. We're grateful for their steadfast drive and uncommon caring toward the kids and adults we serve and look forward to working together once again to make this Fill the Boot season a huge success.”
MDA’s spirited Fill the Boot campaign is an honored tradition in which thousands of dedicated fire fighters in hometowns across America hit the streets or storefronts asking pedestrians, motorists, customers and other passersby to make a donation to MDA, using their collective strength to help kids and adults live longer and grow stronger.

Funds raised through the 2018 Canton Fill the Boot empowers families with life-enhancing resources and support that open new possibilities and maximize independence so they can experience the world without any limits.

Contributions also help MDA’s efforts to fund groundbreaking research and life-enhancing programs such as state-of-the-art support groups and Care Centers, including the MDA Care Center at UT Southwestern, Children’s Health Center and Texas Neurology in Dallas.

They also help send local kids to “the best week of the year” at MDA summer camp at no cost to their families at Camp John Marc in Meridian.