Rockdale firefighters starting Fill the Boot campaign

CONYERS - Members of the Rockdale County Fire Department, together with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, will fan out across the county starting May 12 with boots in hand for the firefighters’ annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to help free kids and adults from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases that severely weaken muscle strength and mobility.

For more than six decades, firefighters have stood on the front lines to fuel MDA’s mission to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the harm of muscular dystrophy and other related life-threatening diseases that take away people’s ability to walk, move, smile, talk and even breathe.

Funds raised through 2017 Rockdale County Fire Department’s Fill the Boot drives empower families with life-enhancing resources and support, including state-of-the-art support groups and Care Centers, including the MDA Care Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory.

They also help give more than 100 local kids the opportunity to experience the best week of the year where anything is possible at MDA summer camp at no cost to their families at Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge.

Rockdale County firefighters will be outside local stores throughout the county, including Walmart, Chick-Fil-A, Starbucks, and Hardees. Plus, be on the lookout for collection boots at various other locations, including Firehouse Subs and Gyros To Go. Collection dates are May 12-13, May 19-20, and May 26-27.

Be sure to also come out to support their fundraising events hosted by Falcons Fury Harley Davidson on May 20 and Farmers Insurance on May 27.

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