West Dundee firefighters hope to ‘Fill the Boot’ for MDA

WEST DUNDEE – The West Dundee firefighters of Local 4882 will take part in the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s annual “Fill the Boot” national campaign
on Saturday, and Aug. 18 and 25.

The money raised will benefit children and adults who are affected by neuromuscular diseases.

The fundraisers will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays at Jewel, 1250 W. Main St.

This will be Local 4882’s first time participating in the Fill the Boot campaign in a number of years, according to a MDA news release.

The firefighters hope to raise $2,500 – enough to send three children with neuromuscular disease to MDA summer camp and free clinic visits to see specialists at MDA’s Chicago-area hospitals.

“I believe community members will be willing to donate to these drives because they know MDA is important to so many families in the local community,” firefighter Dave Strossner said in the release. “Firefighters are all about public service and giving back to those in need, and we see this campaign as a fundamental continuation of that.”

Proceeds go to funding local MDA clinics, support groups and summer camp.

Nationally, MDA also continues to fund research to find a cure for each of the 43 forms of muscular dystrophy.