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IAFF Raises $27.2 Million for MDA in 2011

This is a cross-post from IAFF.  

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The 46th Annual MDA Labor Day Telethon raised $61.4 million to help fight neuromuscular diseases, $27.2 million of which was raised by Fire Fighters from IAFF affiliates like the $32,000 raised by Local 1775, Marin Professional Firefighters for MDA in 2011, in Fill-the-Boot campaigns and other fundraisers in their communities.

The IAFF, now in its 57th year of supporting MDA, continues to be the top fundraiser for the charity which helps support direct needs and research to assist children and adults affected by the range of neuromuscular discorders known as Muscular Dystrophy..

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This is a cross-post from the Fire Fighters (IAFF).  

The 46th Annual MDA Labor Day Telethon raised $61.4 million to help fight neuromuscular diseases, $27.2 million of which was raised by Fire Fighters (IAFF) affiliates that conducted Fill-the-Boot campaigns and other fundraisers in their communities. The IAFF, now in its 57th year of supporting MDA, continues to be the top fundraiser for the charity.

During the telethon, IAFF President Harold Schaitberger delivered a check to MDA National Goodwill Ambassador Abbey Umali.

Our members know that with every dollar they raise, children’s lives are not only prolonged, but made better. That is why we will continue to work hard for MDA until there is a cure for muscular dystrophy and related diseases.

 

MDA President and CEO Gerald Weinberger says the charity remains humbled by the firefighters’ hard work and dedication.

For almost six decades, the IAFF and its members have worked tirelessly on behalf of MDA to bring help and hope to people with muscular dystrophy and other muscle diseases. MDA could not be more thankful.

Some of the top earning locals include Houston, Texas, Local 341 with $509,960, Fairfax County [Va.] Local 2068 with $435,146, California Fire Local 2881 with $384,454, Dallas, Texas, Local 58 with $357,134 and Oklahoma City Local 157 with $282,000.

The funds will allow MDA to continue funding worldwide research to find treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy and related diseases.

MDA is dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. MDA also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.

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