POSTED: Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 4:00am
UPDATED: Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 4:04am
Baton Rouge, La — On Saturday, May 25, members of the St. George Fire Department are taking off their boots and hitting the streets to collect donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, an organization that provides health care and support for families, children and adults living with neuromuscular disease.
Firefighters will be taking donations for the cause at the intersection of Siegen Lane and North Mall on Saturday, May 25 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
All proceeds raised during this campaign will go directly toward those affected by neuromuscular disease in the Baton Rouge Community.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association and fire departments across the nation have been working together for over 55 years through various fundraisers to help find a cure. The fundraiser was inspired by a man who sought help through his local fire department after he and his family learned of his son's neuromuscular disease diagnosis. The fire department set up a canister drive to raise money for the family, and ever since, the Fill-the-Boot campaign has excelled in raising money for research and services for muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular diseases.