Panama City firefighters will be busy filling their boots for the Muscular Dystrophy Association on June 6.
The firefighters will be stationed at the Lowe’s in Panama City from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is here that they will request the community members’ assistance in collecting money for MDA’s national Fill-The-Boot campaign.
This the first year the Panama City firefighters will be participating in the Fill-The-Boot campaign. The firefighters hope, with the help of their surrounding community, they will be able to make this event something to be continued in future years.
Proceeds from the boot drive will help MDA provide services to local families, such as expert medical care at MDA clinics, summer camp for youngsters, purchases and repairs of wheelchairs, leg braces or communication devices and other scientific research treatments and cures.
MDA has been partnering with firefighters in different communities since 1954, raising money and awareness for those affected by these diseases.
MDA is a voluntary health agency working to defeat 43 neuromuscular diseases through worldwide research, comprehensive services, and far reaching professional and public education. The Association’s programs are funded almost entirely by individual private contributions.