Opinion

Thanks for ‘Filling the Boot’

As a member of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) team, I would like to extend my warmest gratitude to all commuters who dropped their spare change and dollars into firefighters’ boots last Friday, July 17. Because of your generosity, the Mercer Island Fire Department was able to raise $5,000. Your kind donations will go toward funding MDA services and research programs, including transportation services, support groups and local clinics.

Firefighters have filled the boot with MDA for 55 years, raising close to $167 million. Without the help of our wonderful donors, Fill the Boot would not be possible. Volunteering at a Fill the Boot intersection is always an amazing experience. This year, however, I was particularly touched by the level of generosity during such tough economic times.

Please accept this letter as a recognition of the tireless efforts made by firefighters and commuters each year to help those living with muscular dystrophy. We could truly not do it without you. Thank you to everyone who supported us on Friday; whether you waved, honked or donated, we appreciate you!

Rachel Kanter

MDA

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