The Pryor Times

May 17, 2014

60 years of ‘Fill the Boot’

PRYOR, OK — Pryor Times

Members of the Pryor Fire Department #3567 along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, will celebrate their 60-year partnership and kick off the fire fighters' annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to benefit children and adults affected by muscle disease throughout the Pryor area.

Members of the Pryor Fire Department will fan out across the city with boots in hand for this year’s drive on May 17 and 18 and also on May 23 through 25th, at the corner of Elliott and Ninth, and Hwy 20 and Adair.

“Throughout 2014 MDA and fire fighters are celebrating 60 years of proud partnership, joined together in the fight against life-threatening muscle disease, said Fundraising Coordinator Lindsey Henry. “Fire fighters in the Pryor area do more for MDA and the families we serve than any other group, dedicating countless hours of their time every year participating in Fill the Boot drives and at MDA Summer Camp. We're grateful for the support of these inspiring, selfless individuals who have made a profound impact on our families’ health, wellbeing and quality of life, and we're excited to make this year’s Fill the Boot campaign the most successful yet.”

Funds raised through 2014 Pryor Fill the Boot events will help support MDA's programs of worldwide research, specialized health care services, and day-to-day support – which includes sending children affected by muscular dystrophy and related diseases to a weeklong, barrier-free MDA summer camp at Camp Egan in Tahlequah, Ok.

As the Muscular Dystrophy Association's largest national sponsor, the IAFF fuels MDA's mission to find treatments and cures for life-threatening muscle diseases.