2017-04-21 / Life

Fill the Boot campaign heads to Lampasas

Members of the Lampasas Fire Department, together with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, are coordinating a Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to benefit patients of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases.

ALS and muscular dystrophy severely weaken muscle strength and mobility.

On May 4, firefighters will hit the streets in Lampasas with boots in hand, accepting donations at the intersection of Sixth Street and Key. May 4 also is International Firefighters’ Day.

For more than six decades, firefighters have joined in MDA’s mission to free individuals from the harm of muscular dystrophy and other related life-threatening diseases that affect the ability to walk, move, smile, talk and even breathe.

Funds raised through 2017 Fill the Boot drives empower families with life-enhancing resources and support, including support groups and care centers such as MDA Adult Care Center at St. David’s Medical Center in Round Rock, and MDA Pediatric Care Center at Central Texas Neurology Consultants in Austin.

Fill the Boot drives also will help give kids the opportunity to experience an MDA summer camp at no cost to their families, at Camp For All in Burton.

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