Boot Filled

Bryant fire­fight­ers raise more than $6,000 through fundraiser

The Saline Courier - - FRONT PAGE - Spe­cial to the Courier

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.

Spe­cial to The Sa­line Courier

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.

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