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Lee County firefighters help raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy Association

By Michael Braun, news-press.com

94 days ago   Article ID# 4089281
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Muscular Dystrophy Association

FORT MYERS, FLORIDA (news-press.com) - Firefighters from various districts across Lee County manned 18 intersections Saturday and Sunday to collect money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association's annual Fill The Boot campaign.

For more than 60 years members of the International Association of Fire Fighters have assisted the MDA.

Lisa Jones, who's son, Myles, has suffered from muscular dystrophy since he was 7, said proceeds from the weekend collection will help local kids.

"MDA collections help the costs of camp," she said. " It stays local."

Mother and son helped firefighters from South Trail Fire District and Bayshore Fire & Rescue collect funds on Sunday.

Lisa Jones said the department that collected the most for MDA would get a visit from her and Myles bearing fresh-baked brownies as a thank you.

She added that a portion of the funds collected also go to research on Muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases.

IAFF support for MDA began in 1954 when the organization committed by proclamation to support MDA until a cure is found. The IAFF has raised more than $585.5 million to help kids and adults with muscle-related diseases.

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Updated 94 days ago   Article ID# 4089281

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