Durham Fire Department Teams Up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association to Help Raise Funds for Research
DURHAM, N.C. – Do you have what it takes to fill a firefighter’s boots? Durham residents will soon have an opportunity to give it a try by helping firefighters raise funds to support camps and research for children diagnosed with muscular dystrophy.
The Durham Fire Department joins the National Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) each year in their efforts to help defeat more than 40 neuromuscular diseases through the “Fill the Boot” campaign. According to the MDA, every summer children that have been diagnosed with muscular dystrophy are able to attend a week-long camp designated just for them. The cost of the camp is covered by fundraisers like “Fill the Boot.”
Residents and visitors looking to support the cause have three opportunities to “Fill the Boot.” The campaign kicks off on Friday, August 24 and lasts through Sunday, August 26 with all proceeds going to the MDA. Durham firefighters will be stationed at each of these locations on these three dates to accept monetary donations on behalf of the MDA.
• Walmart, 5450 New Hope Commons
• Walmart, 1525 Glenn School Rd.
• Kroger, 5116 N. Roxboro Rd.
• Kroger, 3825 S. Roxboro St.
• Lowes, 117 William Penn Plaza
For information about this annual event, contact Durham Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief Dan Curia at (919) 560-4242, ext. 19257 or by email at Sierra.Jackson@DurhamNC.gov
About the Durham Fire Department
The City of Durham Fire Department strives to provide a cost-effective level of service designed to protect and prevent the loss of life and property from the adverse effects of fires, medical emergencies and exposure to dangerous conditions created by either man or nature. The department offers fire education and suppression programs; enforces state and city fire codes; investigates arson and the causes of fires; provides basic training skills to recruits and in-service personnel and conducts a preventive fire maintenance program to ensure equipment is dependable and efficient. To learn more, visit http://durhamnc.gov/ich/op/Fire/Pages/home.aspx
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