During the 2022 Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Fill the Boot campaign in late October, the dedicated members of the Coppell Fire Department took to the streets with boots in hand asking for donations from the community. Coppell firefighters continued a 68-year tradition of raising funds to support MDA’s mission to accelerate research, advance care, and advocate for the support of families living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases.
“We were honored once again to team up with the Coppell Firefighter Association and the MDA in this worthy cause to help support families in need,” said Coppell Fire Chief, Kevin Richardson. “A big thank you to the Coppell community for always stepping up, generously filling the boot, and donating online to help us raise more than $20,000 for MDA this year.”
Funds raised through Coppell Fill the Boot events go towards groundbreaking research, life-enhancing educational programs, a resource center, and support for multi-disciplinary medical teams at the DFW MDA Care Centers: Texas Neurology in Dallas, University of Texas, Southwestern in Dallas, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, Methodist Neurology Associates in Mansfield, and Cook Children’s in Fort Worth. They also help local kids to a transformative experience at MDA Summer Camp at Camp John Marc in Meridian, TX - all at no cost to families.
“The Coppell Fire Department has once again gone above and beyond for MDA’s families during this year’s Fill the Boot campaign,” said MDA Firefighter Partnership Manager, Gina Lansing. “We are so grateful for their dedication and for the generosity of those in the Coppell community who have helped to raise critical funds for research and care.”
Individuals and local businesses can still support the firefighters and MDA by donating online at: https://filltheboot.donordrive.com/team/coppell3178.