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Help Seattle firefighters ‘Fill the Boot’ during annual MDA campaign

You can help those living with Muscular Dystrophy when Seattle firefighters man 30 neighborhood intersections to “Fill-the-Boot” for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

Firefighters will be out on Aug. 7 and 8 and Sept. 18 and 19 in various parts of the city. Just roll down your window and drop your contributions into the firefighter boot.

In the PhinneyWood neighborhood and nearby, firefighters will be at the following intersections:

  • Greenwood Avenue North/North 85th Street (Aug. 7 only)
  • 3rd Avenue NW/Holman Road NW
  • Aurora Avenue North/North 85th Street
  • East Green Lake Drive North/NE 71st Street
  • 15 Avenue NW/NW Market Street
  • Aurora Avenue North/North 130th Street

Last year, the International Association of Fire Fighters raised nearly 28 million for MDA, making the grand-total for the 57-year tradition over $455 million! In 2011 the Seattle Fire Department boot campaign raised an impressive $120,000 ranking them in the top 50 of all fire departments nationally, and for the eighth year in a row – #1 department in Washington State.

Proceeds raised during the street-side campaign will help support MDA’s local services and research programs, including a week long summer camp for kids, support groups, and local clinics. MDA is a volunteer health agency working to defeat more than 40 forms of Muscular Dystrophy, including ALS and related diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive services and far-reaching professional and public health education. MDA maintains clinics for area adults and children affected by neuromuscular diseases at Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Washington Medical Center.

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