Casper firefighters hold virtual fundraiser to Fill The Boot

Published: Sep. 4, 2020 at 4:15 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Release) - As the COVID-19 pandemic affects communities across the United States, it has also impacted the in-person fundraising for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA.)

For 66 years, the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) has collected critical funds in the community – one dollar, one cent at a time – as part of the Fill the Boot program. But this year, due to social distancing, that’s not possible.

For this year, your Casper Firefighters have set up two different ways to donate.

The first is via a secure website: The second link can be found on the Casper Firefighters Facebook page.

The donation link will be pinned to the top of the timeline throughout the campaign.

Follow the link to donate securely in any amount – and also be sure to Like and Follow the Casper Firefighters Facebook page for the very latest news from your Casper Firefighters.

The MDA faces a daunting challenge during this pandemic.

Your Casper Firefighters are humbly asking for your assistance to help us rise to the challenge.

With our help, the MDA can continue to fund groundbreaking research for promising treatments and provide families with the highest quality care from over 150 MDA funded care centers in the United States.

Through its history, the MDA has not only remained committed to funding research to find a cure, but has also hosted over 3,000 children with muscular dystrophy and related neuromuscular diseases at nearly 54 week-long summer camps.

This year, due to the pandemic, over 11,000 children were invited to attend a Virtual Summer Camp program. In addition, over 60,000 children and adults receive comprehensive, expert care at over 150 MDA facilities. MDA continues to advocate for access to care and screening for all neuromuscular diseases at the federal and state levels.

The primary source of funding comes directly from the generosity of donations like yours – gathered tirelessly by firefighters most visibly over the Labor Day weekend.

This year’s fundraiser is faced by unprecedented challenges, but your firefighters remain committed to fighting neuromuscular disease, no matter the circumstances.

Please consider donating, and our collective “Thanks!” to those who have already shown their generosity.

For more information, please contact MDA Coordinator Jenn Henderson via the information above.

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