Murphy Fire Fighters Kickoff Annual Fill the Boot Drive with Local MDA Family
The Murphy Fire-Rescue Department showed its support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) as its members kicked off the annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to help kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases live longer and grow stronger.
From March 21- 23, Murphy firefighters hit the streets with boots in hand asking pedestrians, motorists and other passersby to donate to MDA. On March 20, the department hosted the Bukolt family for a private tour and pizza party to kick off their Fill the Boot drive.
Eight-year-old Avery who lives with muscular dystrophy, her brother Hudson and their parents enjoyed a ride on a fire truck, watched a quick dress demonstration and spent time chatting with firefighters over pizza, thanking them for everything they do for MDA.
When Avery was diagnosed with a rare form of congenital muscular dystrophy at age two, the Bukolts turned to the DFW MDA office. Since then Avery has attended MDA summer camp twice, served as a coach for Dallas Marathon participants running for MDA’s Team Momentum and is currently an MDA Ambassador. As an ambassador, Avery travels around the DFW area raising awareness for muscular dystrophy and thanking sponsors and donors for their generosity and dedication to MDA’s mission.
MDA is leading the fight to free individuals, and the families who love them, from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases that take away physical strength, independence and life.
Contributions to Murphy Fill the Boot help fund groundbreaking research and life-enhancing programs such as state-of-the-art support groups and MDA Care Centers. Donations also help send more than 100 local kids like Avery to “the best week of the year” at MDA summer camp at Camp John Marc in Meridian, Texas – all at no cost to their families.