Pulaski muscular dystrophy event to serve local families
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[AUG. 23, 2005]
MOUNT PULASKI -- Mount Pulaski Volunteer
Firefighters and EMS departments will be hitting the streets on
behalf of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. From 9 a.m. to noon on
Saturday, these volunteer departments will be participating in MDA's
"Fill the Boot" drive. "Fill the Boot" is a nationwide fundraising
event in which firefighter and EMS departments stand in
intersections with their boots so that motorists may give their
dollars to help support local families battling neuromuscular
There will be two downtown "Fill the Boot" locations: First National
Bank of Mount Pulaski, located at 205 E. Jefferson St., and Farmer's
Bank, located at 130 S. Washington St.
Citizens are encouraged to
support these brave men and women who are taking the time to better
the lives of others.
|Who: Mount Pulaski Fire Department and EMS
What: Muscular Dystrophy Association's "Fill the Boot"
When: Saturday, Aug. 27
Where: Downtown Mount Pulaski
"This is the first year Mount Pulaski has joined us, and we
couldn't be happier to have them," said Cynthia McGill, program
coordinator for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. "They have been
great to work with, and I'm excited to see this relationship grow.
They have been challenged by the Elkhart Volunteer Fire Department,
which raised $500 last year. I have faith that the residents of
Mount Pulaski will see their department land on top."
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The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a voluntary health agency
working to defeat neuromuscular diseases through worldwide research,
comprehensive services, and far-reaching professional and public
health education. In addition to funding groundbreaking research,
the association provides individuals affected by muscle degenerating
diseases with wheelchair and leg brace assistance, as well as
clinics and summer camp for younger patients.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the first nonprofit
organization recognized by the American Medical Association with a
Lifetime Achievement Award "for significant and lasting
contributions to the health and welfare of humanity."
All the money raised by the Mount Pulaski firefighters and EMS
personnel will serve local families in the Mount Pulaski community.