Members of Wylie Fire Rescue are teaming up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association and will hit Wylie streets May 10-12 between 4 and 5 p.m. for the annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign. They will be at the intersections of Birmingham and Kirby; McCreary and Riverway; and WA Allen and Brown.
Funds raised by WFR and departments throughout the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex will benefit thousands of families affected by neuromuscular disease. Fill the Boot helps fund local MDA programs and services, including clinical visits and support groups; provides assistive medical equipment; and sponsors MDA summer camp opportunities for children. MDA has invested more than $14 million in research funding in Texas.
"With the help of our generous citizens, we hope to surpass previous years' collections," said Firefighter Eric Owens. "I know Wylie will once again pull together and overflow our boots to help children suffering from neuromuscular disease."