Two local chapters of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) held fundraisers for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) in May 2012.
The Roanoke City Professional Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local #1132 held their annual Fill-the-Boot fundraising campaign over two weekends in May. They raised a total of $2,035.82 to benefit local families!
The Roanoke County Professional Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local #3194 also held their annual Fill-the-Boot fundraiser in May. They raised $1,338! These funds will also benefit local families served by the Roanoke MDA office.
Committed to the eradication of neuromuscular diseases, the IAFF has been a friend and supporter of MDA through the Fill-the-Boot campaign since 1954. The Roanoke Valley Fire Fighters have supported MDA locally for many years. Their combined 2012 events have raised a total of $30,583.82 so far this year!!
Funds raised by Locals #1132 & #3194 support local MDA services by providing flu shots, clinic services, support groups, research, assistance with the repair of durable medical equipment and providing a week-long session of Summer Camp for children ages 6 to 17.
Nationwide, the IAFF has raised over $460 million to help client families since 1954. All funds remain in the local area in which they were raised to help local families.
Submitted by Leslie Bauguss, MDA.