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Anchorage, Eagle River and Girdwood Citizens Help Fire Fighters Raise More Than $87,000.00 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association

Anchorage, AK – The generous citizens of Eagle River, Anchorage, and Girdwood donated over $87,000.00 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association in three hours on Friday, September 2nd during the Annual Anchorage Fill the Boot held by IAFF local 1264 and the Anchorage Fire Department. Thank you to all the many volunteers from the Anchorage Fire Department Local 1264, The JBEAR Fire Department, Kulis Fire Department, Girdwood Volunteer Fire Department and the Airport Fire Department.

MDA Alaska and IAFF Local 1264 would like to thank the people of Eagle River, Anchorage, and Girdwood for their generosity and support. We would also like to extend a very warm thanks to the military crews who came out with their rigs, Alaska Fire for Hire for donating a fire truck and all of the volunteers who came out to assist with holding signs. Thank you for Making a Muscle and a Difference for people living with muscle wasting diseases.

The dollars raised during the "Fill the Boot" campaign go to provide services to families throughout Alaska. Services include summer camp for children ages 6 to 17, MDA clinic and support group, assistance with the repair of medical equipment and ultimately finding treatments and cures for the 43 different muscle wasting diseases covered by the Muscular Dystrophy Association. All services are provided by MDA without cost to the families. MDA’s programs are funded entirely by individual, private contributors and businesses. The Muscular Dystrophy Association receives no funding from United Way or government grants.

For more information on the Alaska Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association please call 907-276-2131, send an e-mail to sdial@mdausa.org, visit www.mda.org or www.mdaalaska.com.

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