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Brazoria County
Muscular Dystrophy Association
News Release
Wednesday, August 06, 2008

PEARLAND TO ‘FILL THE BOOT’ FOR MD A 

HOUSTON — Volunteer fire fighters in Pearland won’t be taking the weekend off on Saturday, August 9. Instead, they’ll be patiently pacing the streets with an extra pair of heat-resistant, rubber boots for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Fill the Boot campaign.

Fill the Boot is a street side fundraiser whose proceeds support MDA services and research programs, including MDA’s outpatient clinics at Texas Children’s Hospital and The Methodist Neurological Institute in Houston and Summer Camp in Burton, Texas.

Pearland volunteer fire fighters will continue their support for MDA and Jerry’s Kids as they kick off their campaign at 8 a.m. on Aug. 9. The fundraiser will last until 3 p.m. Volunteers will be stationed at the 3200 block of Broadway by the Kroger shopping center collecting donations to help fight more than 40 types of neuromuscular diseases.

Last year’s volunteers faced the Texas heat long enough to rally up $1,179 of donations for families of MDA from generous Pearland citizens. With the support of the Pearland community, fire fighters are determined to collect even more this year.
Fill the Boot campaigns are among the primary ways in which fire fighters across the country have raised more than $200 million for MDA’s fight against neuromuscular diseases since 1954.

For more information about Fill the Boot or for a complete list of Fill the Boot locations, contact the MDA office in Houston at (713) 522-3679.
           
MDA is a voluntary health organization working to defeat more than 40 diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive services, and far-reaching professional and public health education.




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