Forest City Fire Department Raises Most MDA Campaign Yet | Community


Members of the Forest City Fire Department recently raised $ 5,790 in community donations during the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s 2021 Fill the Boot campaign.

It helps continue a 67-year tradition of transforming the lives of people with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related neuromuscular diseases.

On September 24, Forest City firefighters filled the boot for MDA thanks to the generosity of the Forest City community. This year’s collection marks a record of funds raised by Forest City Fire.

“Forest City firefighters once again went above and beyond for MDA families during this year’s Fill the Boot campaign,” said MDA National Director Jillian Harper. “We are very grateful for their dedication and for the generosity of those in the Forest City community who have helped raise vital funds for research and care.

In addition to Fill the Boot drives, contributions from firefighters at local events throughout the year help support MDA’s efforts to raise awareness and provide professional and public education on neuromuscular diseases.

Funds raised through Forest City’s Fill the Boot campaign help MDA save lives and provide equal access to the neuromuscular disability community. According to a press release, the contributions helped fund groundbreaking research and life improvement programs such as educational programs and multidisciplinary medical teams at the MDA Care Center at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. . They are also helping send area children to have a transformative experience at MDA summer camp, which continued most of the pandemic at no cost to families.

For 70 years, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) has been committed to transforming the lives of people with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related neuromuscular diseases.


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