Poway Firefighters fill the boot to help kids and adults with life-threatening diseases

Posted at 7:51 PM, May 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-23 23:57:23-04

POWAY (KGTV) -  Poway firefighters are joining forces with the Muscular Dystrophy Association to raise funds for the firefighters' annual Fill the Boot campaign on Thursday.

The goal of the campaign is to help free children and adults from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS, and other life-threatening diseases. These diseases can take away the ability to walk, move, smile, talk, and breathe.

40 firefighters and cadets from the Poway Firefighters Local 3922 and MDA will be stationed at different locations throughout Poway with boots in hand asking pedestrians, motorists, customers, and other passersby for donations.

The event begins at 7:00 a.m. and ends at 11:00 a.m. Donations can be made at the following locations:  

  • Poway Rd. & Community Rd.
  • Twin Peaks Rd. & Pomerado Rd.
  • Ted Williams Pkwy. & Pomerado Rd.

Firefighters have participated in this campaign and stood by MDA's mission for more than six decades. 

Funds raised will go toward giving families life-enhancing resources and support, including state-of-the-art support groups and Care Centers, including the MDA Care Center at Rady Children’s Hospital and UC San Diego.