This evening, Westfield firefighters presented a $5,655 check to the Steadman family on behalf of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The money was raised over labor day weekend during their annual fill-the-boot campaign. Firefighters took to streets with their fire boots. With boots in hand, they solicited donations and the community reciprocated.
“This is definitely the best year for our fill-the-boot campaign,” said Firefighter Jason Maners. “We receiving such an outpouring of support from our community. It was great.”
Fill the Boot funds also are used to support some of the 300 worldwide research projects seeking better treatments and cures for the more than 40 neuromuscular diseases covered by MDA, including Duchenne muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy and ALS.