Muscular Dystrophy Association

Tallahassee Fire Department

Tallahassee Firefighters have kicked off their 62nd annual MDA “Fill the Boot” campaign. It’s to help raise money in the fight against Muscular Dystrophy, the muscle disease that can severely limit strength and mobility.

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Tallahassee Firefighters are asking area residents to help with their 60th annual “Fill the Boot” campaign.

On the corner of Tennessee and Monroe, several firefighters wade through stopped traffic with a black boot in their hands. That boot, if they’re fortunate, has money in it, and both Tallahassee Fire Department spokesman Mike Bellamy and the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s area director Crystal Ralys say it’s all for a good cause.

The Tallahassee Fire Department is kicking off its “Fill the Boot” drive to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association this Wednesday.  Firefighters will be collecting donations at various intersections throughout Tallahassee.  MDA Spokeswoman Crystal Ralys said firefighters will be out mainly around breakfast, lunch and just after work.