Continuing a 65-year tradition of giving strength to the MDA community, dedicated Fire fighters from the Signal Mountain Fire Department and SMFD Firefighters Association Local 3759 will have boots in hand at Pruett’s asking the community to make a donation to MDA on September 25th, 26th & 27th from 4:00PM to 6:30PM each day.
“We are thrilled to be working with the Signal Mountain Fire Department and SMFD Firefighters Association Local 3759 for another year of Fill the Boot to help provide the funds needed to find treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases that severely limit strength and mobility,” said Regional Manager of Firefighter Partnerships, Holly Carroll, “The dedication of these fire fighters to MDA’s mission is unwavering, spending countless hours Filling the Boot to help care for the kids and adults in the local community. We know that their devotion to our families will make this year’s drive a success.”
Funds raised through the Fill the Boot event 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 Care Centers, including the MDA Care Center at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, TN. They also help send local kids to “the best week of the year” at MDA summer camp at Camp Widjiwagan, located in South Nashville on Percy Priest Lake – all at no cost to their families.
MDA and IAFF Partnership
The partnership between the IAFF and MDA began in 1954 when the organization committed by proclamation to support MDA until a cure is found, and the organization's unwavering commitment to MDA has remained strong to this day. As MDA’s largest national partner, they have raised more than $650 million for the MDA to date. Today the IAFF/MDA partnership is finding new ways to save lives by working to expand newborn screenings in the U.S. with Pompe disease or Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), so that they can be immediately eligible for lifesaving and life changing therapies.
MDA is committed to transforming the lives of people affected by muscular dystrophy, ALS and related neuromuscular diseases. We do this through innovations in science and innovations in care. As the largest source of funding for neuromuscular disease research outside of the federal government, MDA has committed more than $1 billion since our inception to accelerate the discovery of therapies and cures. Research we have supported is directly linked to approved, life-changing therapies across multiple neuromuscular diseases. We support the largest network of multidisciplinary clinics providing best-in-class care at more than 150 of the nation's top medical institutions, and each year thousands of children and young adults learn vital life skills and gain independence at MDA Summer Camp and through recreational programs. For more information visit mda.org.