Members of the Boise Fire Fighters Local 149 are rallying together to hit their $40,000 fundraising goal for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. On May 19, 2017 Boise Fire Local 149 held their annual Fill the Boot and raised just over $31,000 to help free Idaho kids and adults from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases that severely weaken muscle strength and mobility. On Friday, September 15, Boise Fire Local 149 will be at the intersection of Franklin and Cole from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. with boots in hand so that they can meet and exceed their original goal of $40,000.
For more than six decades, fire fighters have stood on the front lines to fuel MDA’s mission to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the harm of muscular dystrophy and other related life-threatening diseases that take away people’s ability to walk, move, smile, talk and even breathe.
Funds raised through 2017 Boise Fill the Boot drive empowers over 600 families living in Southwestern Idaho with life-enhancing resources and support. They also help give more than 40 area children the opportunity to experience MDA summer camp. Camp is offered to area kids at no cost to their families; it takes place at Quaker Hill Camp in McCall each August.