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Heroes Respond to Local Cause

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 6, 2006
Media Contact:  
Cheri Brauer, Program Coordinator
T: 415-673-750
Muscular Dystrophy Association San Francisco  F: 415-673-7501
sanfanciscodistrict@mdausa.org
NATION'S HEROES RESPOND TO LOCAL CAUSE

DALY CITY FIRE FIGHTERS “FILL THE BOOT” FOR MDA

Daly City, CA, February 3, 2006 – In observance of the life-long partnership between the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), Daly City fire fighters will conduct their annual Fill-the-Boot drive on Saturday, February 18th, to benefit MDA.

Proceeds raised during the street side campaign will help support MDA services and research programs, including MDA’s clinics for people with neuromuscular diseases at California Pacific Medical Center and UCSF Children’s Hospital. Donations will also help MDA purchase and repair wheelchairs, leg braces and communication devices as well as send local children to MDA Summer Camp.

Members of the Daly City Fire Department will be at the intersection of Gellert Blvd. and Serramonte Blvd., in Daly City, from 9am to 2pm asking motorists to drop donations into fire fighter boots. Fill-the-Boot campaigns are among the primary ways in which fire fighters across the country have raised over $200 million since 1954 to help in MDA’s fight against neuromuscular diseases.

The commitment of fire fighters to the cause of MDA has further elevated their status as extraordinary professionals who not only put their lives on the line to protect citizens and property, but also give their time to save the lives of those affected by neuromuscular diseases.

Look for Daly City’s fire fighters on Saturday, February 18th, at the intersection of Gellert and Serramonte, as they Fill-the-Boot for MDA!

For more information about Fill-the-Boot or any of MDA’s local programs and services, contact Cheri Brauer in MDA’s San Francisco office at 415-673-7500 or cbrauer@mdausa.org.