Bryant firefighters raise more than $6,000 through fundraiser
During the 2019 MDA Fill the Boot campaign, the members of the Bryant Professional Firefighters Association Local 4606 took to the streets and continued a 65-year tradition of giving strength to the MDA community.
A total of $6,384 was raised during the Bryant Fill the Boot campaign.
“The firefighters of Bryant Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 4606 have once again gone above and beyond for MDA’S families during this year’s Fill the Boot campaign,” said Development Director Britany Simmons. “We are so grateful for their dedication and for the generosity of those in the Bryant community who have helped to raise critical funds to help transform the lives of kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle debilitating diseases.”
Funds raised through Bryant Fill the Boot events help MDA save lives and lift those in need by providing the MDA with vital resources to advance their mission of driving innovations in science and care for the neuromuscular community.
Contributions have helped fund groundbreaking research and life-enhancing programs such as state-of-the-art support groups and Care Centers, including the MDA Care Center at University of Arkansas for
Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock and Arkansas Children’s Hospital - North West located in Springdale.
They also help send more than 40 local kids to “the best week of the year” at MDA summer camp at Camp Aldersgate – all at no cost to their families.
Today the IAFF/MDA partnership is finding new ways to save lives by working to expand newborn screenings in the U.S. with Pompe disease or Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), so that they can be immediately eligible for lifesaving and life-changing therapies.
Bryant firefighters present a check for $6,384 to Britany Simmons, development director for the Arkansas Muscular Dystrophy Association. Bryant firefighters raised this money during the Fill the Boot event in Bryant last month.