Front Range Fire Rescue Authority raise funds for MDA.

Sep 12, 2016

Front Range Fire Authority Firefighters braved traffic Labor Day Weekend and collected over $5,700 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association during their annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign.

Thank you to all the incredibly generous Johnstown and Milliken community members who dropped change and folding money into the firefighters’ FILL THE BOOT campaign! 

The devotion of firefighters with the cause of MDA has emerged as a strong example of selflessness, and we are very proud of their hard work and dedication.

First year fundraising coordinator and Firefighter Bryan Leto, said he was excited about what the Authority raised this year and is looking forward to heading up the program again next year. Local MDA representative, Marissa Briceno informed the community that the Fill the Boot donations raised throughout the United States benefit MDA’s shared mission to find research breakthroughs across diseases; care for kids and adults from day one; and empower families with services and support in hometowns across America.

In 2015, more than 100,000 firefighters participated in Fill the Boot events across the country and raised $25.5 million.

This is Fill the Boot’s 62nd year. It began in 1954 with one station in Boston when a father who knew a firefighter asked if they could raise money for his son with muscle disease.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a voluntary health agency working to defeat neuromuscular diseases through research and health education.  Firefighters across the United States have supported the MDA for more than 60 years.