For more than 67 years, Fill the Boot has been a strong fire fighter tradition – giving families with muscular dystrophy in hometowns across America hope for the future and support for today.Watch Video
Fire fighters have played a major role in funding research for muscular dystrophy and in the last year, three promising new drugs received FDA approval.
These centers are held at top hospitals and health care facilities, giving families access to best-in-class doctors and specialists without having to travel long distances.
Each year, the money you raise through Fill the Boot helps give more than 3,800 kids a life-changing week at MDA Summer Camp, at no charge to their families.
Because of your support, 11 new drugs for neuromuscular diseases have been approved in the last five years, and so many more are coming. These treatments are life-changing for MDA families where walking, talking and even breathing can be difficult. This could not have been done without IAFF fire fighters like you.
We’re proud to have the IAFF as our largest national partner and are thankful for the thousands of fire fighters who have participated in Fill the Boot drives across America, as well as those who have volunteered countless hours at MDA Summer Camps.
And until a cure is found, we’ll be filling those boots together.