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.
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.