Volume 16, Number 2
The Wake Forest Fire Department is showing its support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) as its members kick off the annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to help kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) and related muscle-debilitating diseases live longer and grow stronger.
Continuing a more than 60-year tradition, the dedicated fire fighters from Wake Forest Fire Department will hit the streets or storefronts with boots in hand asking pedestrians, motorists, customers and other passersby to make a donation to MDA on three Saturdays — Aug. 26, Sept. 9, and Sept. 23 — between 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the entrance of Wake Pointe Plaza on South Main Street. It is the entrance to Walmart.
On Tuesday, Aug. 15, Wake Forest fire fighters kicked off the fund-raising drive by presenting the national MDA and a local MDA family with a check representing last year’s campaign total of $10,991. They also put in the first dollars in their boot.