Chattanooga Firefighters raise $80K for MDA

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Chattanooga firefighters presented a check for $80,507 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Tuesday.

The check presentation happened at Station 1 on E. Main Street.

The money was raised during the department’s annual Fill the Boot fundraisers.

They took place in April and August.

The Fill the Boot fundraisers were coordinated by the Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association, Local 820.

“We’re very glad we could raise this money for MDA,” said Fire Chief Chris Adams, “but we couldn’t do it without the generosity of local citizens, who obviously understand the important mission of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.”

Lauren Clanton with MDA in Nashville said the funds raised by the firefighters will help the non-profit organization’s efforts to fund groundbreaking research and life-enhancing programs such as state-of-the-art support groups and care centers, including the Care Center at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.

The funds also help send more than 80 local kids to the summer camp at no cost to their families.

To learn more about how you can help in the fight against these terrible muscular diseases, visit the MDA website.

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