During the 2019 MDA Fill the Boot campaign, the dedicated members of the Claremore Fire Local #1077 took to the streets for three consecutive Saturday’s and continued a 65-year tradition of giving strength to the MDA community by raising over $8,200.00.
“The fire fighters of Claremore Fire Local #1077 have once again gone above and beyond for MDA’s families during this year’s Fill the Boot campaign,” said MDA Development Specialist Lindsay Briggs. “We are so grateful for their dedication and for the generosity of those in the Claremore community who have helped to raise critical funds to help transform the lives of kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases.
Funds raised through the Claremore Fill the Boot event helps MDA save lives and lift those up in need, by providing the MDA with vital resources to advance their mission of driving innovations in science and care for the neuromuscular community. Contributions have helped fund groundbreaking research and life-enhancing programs such as state-of-the-art support groups and Care Centers, including the MDA Care Center at St. Johns Medical Center in Tulsa and Integris Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City. They also help send more than 65 local kids to “the best week of the year” at MDA summer camp at Canyon Camp in Hinton, OK – all at no cost to their families. Today the IAFF/MDA partnership is finding new ways to save lives by working to expand newborn screenings.