Local firefighters help raise money for Muscular Dystrophy

Firefighters in La Crosse continued a long-standing tradition on Wednesday, helping raise money for those with Muscular Dystrophy in Southern Wisconsin.

For over 10 years, members of the La Crosse Area Professional Firefighters Local 127 Fire Department have teamed up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) to hold boots in their hands and collect spare change.

Firefighters stood all over the City of La Crosse as a part of the MDA’s Fill-The-Boot Drive, where money raised finds treatments and cures for life-threatening muscle diseases.

Local Firefighter Todd English said this is a great way to support the community.

“We work for our community, we get paid by the community, and we sign on the help, right? I feel it’s part of our job to help out, not just at work,” said English.

The Fill-The-Boot Drive also provides funding for MDA’s Camp Wonderland in Kenosha.

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