WESTFIELD, Ind.— Hamilton County Professional Firefighters Local 4416 will be out in full force on September 1 as they hit Chick-Fil-A in Westfield for their annual Fill the Boot Drive for MDA. The community can make a donation to help fund research and services for local children and adults battling neuromuscular diseases.
Hamilton County Firefighters have raised over $118,000 in the last decade alone. Summer camp is just one of the many services MDA offers to local families battling muscle disease The donations collected by the Firefighters will also help fund local clinics and support groups as well as fund vital research aimed at treatments and cures for neuromuscular disease.
MDA is the largest private funder of muscle and nerve disease research. It dedicates more than 78% of every dollar it spends directly to services, research and education. The Association covers over 40 diseases, including spinal muscular atrophy, myasthenia gravis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease).