FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 23, 2023
Beaumont Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 399
Join Beaumont Professional Fire Fighters Local #399 in Supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Association with Their Annual Fill the Boot Drive
The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) has collected critical funds in the community since 1954 – one dollar at a time – as part of the Fill the Boot program for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Members of the Beaumont Professional Fire Fighters Local #399 along with the MDA to continue this honored 68-year fire fighter tradition to raise critical funds to support MDA’s vision to accelerate research, advance care, and advocate for the support of MDA families.
A proclamation will be read at the City Council meeting on October 24, 2023 at 1:30 pm at City Hall (801 Main Street) to kick off the event along with a media photo opportunity.
Dedicated fire fighters from Beaumont will hit the streets with boots in hand asking pedestrians, motorists, and other passersby to donate to MDA November 3-5. Individuals and local businesses can also support the fire fighters by donating online at: https://filltheboot.donordrive.com/team/beaumont
The partnership between MDA and IAFF began in 1954 when the IAFF signed a proclamation designating MDA its charity of choice and vowing to continue raising awareness and funds until cures are found. To date, the nearly seven-decade partnership has raised more than $679 million with involvement from over 300,000 fire fighters nationwide. These funds have led in part to over a dozen FDA-approved drugs in as many years for those with neuromuscular disease. Those treatments were created from MDA’s vision to open a new field of medicine and push the boundaries of the medical frontier we call genetic medicine.
About the IAFF
The International Association of Fire Fighters represents more than 326,000 professional fire fighters and paramedics who protect more than 85% of the nation's population. More than 3,500 affiliates and their members protect communities in every state in the United States and in Canada. To learn more visit IAFF.org and follow the IAFF at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About Muscular Dystrophy Association
Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is the #1 voluntary health organization in the United States for people living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases. For over 70 years, MDA has led the way in accelerating research, advancing care, and advocating for the support of our families. MDA’s mission is to empower the people we serve to live longer, more independent lives. To learn more visit mda.org and follow MDA on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and LinkedIn.