EAST LANSING, Mich. — “The members of the East Lansing firefighters local 1609 display an unwavering support for MDA as they raise critical funds to help our families get the strength and resources they need,” said Executive Director, Cindy Clark. “We are so proud to kick off the 2019 Fill the Boot campaign with these first-responders who mirror the strength and nobility of MDA families who strive to live unlimited every day.”
On Friday, August 9th-August 11th from 11am-3pm this year’s Fill the Boot campaign will officially begin at the East Lansing Kroger located at 1550 W Lake Lansing Rd. Members of the East Lansing firefighters local 1609 will greet motorists in the parking lot, asking them to make a donation to support MDA’s mission of funding research to accelerate treatments and cures, as well as caring and empowering kids and adults from day one so they can thrive.
Funds raised through 2019 East Lansing firefighters local 1609 Fill the Boot event help MDA’s efforts to fund groundbreaking research and life-enhancing programs such as state-of-the-art support groups and Care Centers. They also help send local kids to a life-changing experience in an environment without barriers at MDA Summer Camp at Sherman Lakes YMCA Camp – 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.
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