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Members of Wylie Fire Rescue are teaming up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association and will hit the streets of Wylie June 5, 6, and 7 between 5 and 6 p.m. for the annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign.

"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."

Firefighters will be passing the boot in Wylie at the intersections of S. Birmingham Street and Kirby Street; McCreary Road and Riverway Lane; and WA Allen Boulevard and Brown Street.

Funds raised by WFR and departments throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex will benefit thousands of families who are 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.

MDA is a voluntary health agency working to defeat more than 43 neuromuscular diseases through global research, comprehensive client services and health education. MDA clinics serving the DFW area include the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Children's Medical Center of Dallas, Texas Neurology, Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth and Neurology Associates of Arlington.

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