‘Fill the Boot’ effort raises $2,500 in Geneva

Members of the Geneva Fire Department raised $2,568 during the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s “Fill the Boot” campaign over the Labor Day weekend.

The campaign raised money to help children and adults with muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) and life-threatening diseases live longer and grow stronger.

“The firefighters of Geneva Fire Department have once again shown their immense dedication and care for MDA’s families during this year’s ‘Fill the Boot’ campaign,” said Heather Powers, MDA regional fundraising coordinator. “This year’s ‘Fill the Boot’ was a success and we are grateful for the generosity of those in the Geneva community who have helped individuals with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases truly live unlimited.”

Local firefighters have taken part in MDA’s “Fill the Boot” tradition for more than 60 years, hitting the streets or storefronts and asking pedestrians, motorists, customers and other passersby to make a donation to MDA — joining the fight to find treatments and cures for devastating diseases that take away everyday abilities like walking, talking, hugging and even breathing.

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