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Firefighters to raise money for muscular dystrophy

Posted at 7:59 PM, Jul 22, 2019

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Firefighters will soon be on the streets of East Lansing working to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

The firefighters will be at the Lake Lansing Kroger the next few weeks with boots in hand, asking you to help fill them with cash, for their "Fill the Boot" campaign.

The money will go to the ongoing effort to find a cure for muscular dystrophy as well as help kids with muscular dystrophy go to summer camp.

"You know it's really special to us, you know. I sometimes just think I'm doing a job, it's simple to me, but seeing their faces light up and seeing the impact that we make on their lives, that's the really special part of this job," Javier Ornelas, an East Lansing Firefighter and Paramedic said.

The campaign has been going on for more than 65 years across the nation. Last year, Michigan fire fighters collected just over $305,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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