I love seeing numbers like this $9,124 was raised by the City of Batavia Fire Fighters during the 2018 Fill the Boot Campaign which support the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Fire fighters have taken part in MDA’s Fill the Boot tradition for more than 60 years, hitting the streets or storefronts asking pedestrians, motorists, customers and other passersby to make donations to MDA, joining the fight to find treatments and cures for devastating diseases that take away everyday abilities like walking, talking, hugging and even breathing. Money raised during the Fill the Boot campaign support MDA’s efforts to fund groundbreaking research and life-enhancing programs such as state-of-the-art support groups and Care Centers, including the MDA Care Centers at DENT Neurologic Institute in Amherst and Orchard Park, Buffalo General Medical Center, and in Rochester the University of Rochester Medical Center. They also help send more than 60 local kids to “the best week of the year” at MDA Summer Camp at no cost to their families at the Rotary Sunshine Campus, Rush, NY.

   “The fire fighters of City of Batavia Fire Department, IAFF Local 896 have once again shown their immense dedication and care for MDA’s families during this year’s Fill the Boot campaign,” said Fundraising Coordinator Alicia Sinicropi. “This year’s Fill the Boot was a success and we are grateful for the generosity of those in the Batavia community who have helped individuals with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases truly live unlimited.”