Kenedy Fire fighters and MDA Rally Behind 60-Year Tradition, Saturday Oct 17, 2015
Fill the Boot for Local MDA Families
Members of the Kenedy Fire Fighters, along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, will kick off the fire fighters’ annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to help save and improve the lives of people fighting muscle disease in the Kenedy area. Muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other related life-threatening diseases take away people’s ability to walk, move, smile, talk and even breathe.
More than 20 members of the Kenedy Fire Fighters will be at the intersection of Highways 181 and 72, with boots in hand for this year’s drive from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on October 17, 2015.
“For more than six decades fire fighters have stood on the front lines for MDA, striving to make a difference in the lives of those affected by muscle disease,” said JoNeen G. Serna, Executive Director of the MDA South Texas office. “Fire fighters in the Kenedy 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 Kenedy Fill the Boot campaign the most successful yet.”
Funds raised through the 2015 Kenedy Fill the Boot event build on decades of research progress, helping push science to its limits in the search for treatments and cures.