Chattanooga firefighters collected $50,000 in their “Fill the Boot” fundraising campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) last month. Jack Thompson, president of the Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association, Local 820 made the announcement today while presenting the check to Holly Carroll, district director for MDA. “The money raised will support programs and research vital to MDA,” said Thompson, “and we’re extremely grateful to everyone in the Chattanooga area who contributed.” Interim Chief Chris Adams said the department plans to conduct another “Fill the Boot” campaign in September.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to saving and improving the lives of anyone with muscle disease, including muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. It does so by funding worldwide research to find treatments and cures; by providing comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and by rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement. Visitmda.org and follow them at facebook.com/MDAnational and @MDAnews.
In the photo: In front are Local 820 President Jack Thompson and Holly Carroll with MDA. Behind are (left to right): Interim Fire Chief Chris Adams, Captain Bill Dautrich, Lt. Chad Rogers, Senior Firefighter Dale Aslinger and Firefighter Engineer Mark Jenkins.