Park Ridge Firefighters are "Filling their Boots" for MDA
Park Ridge Firefighters are “Filling their Boots” for MDA
The Park Ridge Fire Department and Local #2697 will hit the streets on Friday August 24 and again on Friday August 31 to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
Off-duty firefighters will be asking for donations at these two locations: the intersection of Greenwood Avenue and Oakton Street and the intersection of Devon and Cumberland Avenues.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), in conjunction with firefighters across the nation, annually conduct a “Fill-the-Boot” fundraising campaign, which culminates in the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon over Labor Day weekend.
Firefighters nation-wide raised more than $24 million, in 2011, for MDA research,
equipment, programs, camps and more. 100 percent of the proceeds go towards MDA services being provided to families in need.
“Firefighters throughout the United States have been the biggest supporters of the MDA for decades," said Amanda Repp, a fundraising coordinator for MDA Chicago. “The funds raised from this boot drive will stay local, and will help ensure that local families continue to receive the services they need.”
If you are unable to stop by any of the intersections firefighters will be at, you can visit the Fire Department Administration Building at Devon and Cumberland Avenues to make a donation in person.
MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. In addition to funding more than 330 research teams worldwide, MDA maintains a national network of some 200 hospital-affiliated clinics; orchestrates hundreds of support groups for families affected by neuromuscular diseases and facilitates extraordinary local summer camp opportunities for thousands of youngsters fighting progressive
Information Contact D/C Jeff Sorensen (847) 318-5287