Local firefighters raise thousands for kids and adults with muscular dystrophy

By Natalie Dattilio
WIBW – July 18, 2018

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Local firefighters added up their efforts from hitting the streets to raise money for kids and adults with muscular dystrophy.

The Topeka Fire Department announced they raised $34,000 on just two days in May as part of the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s ‘Fill The Boot’ campaign. The money helps children and adults living with neuromuscular diseases like ALS and Duchenne.

Many kids enjoy an ADA accessible camp, thanks to fundraising efforts.

“The opportunity for these kids to go to that camp and get to do kid stuff like horseback riding, fishing, doing all kinds of stuff, it’s really important,” said Derek Christain, the MDA Coordinator for Local 83.

The Topeka Fire Dept. has raised more than $250,000 in the past 8 years alone. The money also funds MDA research into treatments and potential cures.

 

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