Stories tagged with: MDA

May 31, 2013 - 3:00pm
2 years 36 weeks ago

It's that time of year again and Zanesville fire fighters need your help filling the boot to raise money for people diagnosed with neuromuscular diseases.

"Last Saturday we were at Bell Street and made about $4,100 which is about half of what we normally make because we're normally on Bell and Maple but we're just going to be on the side streets this year and instead of Friday and Saturday, we're doing three consecutive Saturday's," said John Fisk, a firefighter with the...

May 17, 2013 - 3:25pm
2 years 38 weeks ago

The annual fundraiser benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association, an organization dedicated to helping people who suffer from neuromuscular diseases. The money raised also gives kids the opportunity to go to camp, have wheelchairs and any other changes they might need in the home.

"We'll be starting tomorrow at 10 O'clock on Bell Street and then on June 1st we will be on Zane Street, then on June 15th we'll be on Military," said Anthony Shriver of the Zanesville Fire...

May 4, 2012 - 11:59am
3 years 40 weeks ago

The boots of Zanesville Firefighters are filling up with funds to help fight Muscular Dystrophy.

Zanesville Fire Department Local 88 is spending time Friday collecting currency from traffic on Maple Avenue. The money raised goes to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The goal is to raise $15,000.

"People are just so wonderful," said Co-chair Gale Law. "I'm seeing a lot of bigger bills and people dumping all kinds of money in the boot. We're going to do real...

July 29, 2011 - 4:05pm
4 years 28 weeks ago

Zanesville fire fighters took time out Friday to help fight muscular dystrophy.

Firemen were stationed on Maple Avenue and Bell Street for their annual "Fill The Boot" fundraiser to raise awareness of the disease through the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

"They're reaching in their ashtrays, their pockets, their wallets, they are doing a great job, we're filling boots like crazy," said Gale Law, Local 88 MDA Chairperson.

Law says Zanesville is one of...

July 27, 2011 - 9:58am
4 years 28 weeks ago

Muscular Dystrophy is what causes weakness and loss of muscle tissue that grows worse overtime.

To help fight the disease Zanesville Firefighters will volunteer their time to collect spare change or dollar bills in order to "Fill the Boot." No gift is too small.

"We see people reach in and pull out their last ten cents and apologize for it because that's all they had," said Gale Law the MD Chair for Local 88. "We take whatever anyone wants to put in...

September 30, 2009 - 3:33pm
6 years 19 weeks ago

Nearly 200 people were arrested today, but it's not what you might think.

It's all for a good cause -- the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Those arrested were asked to spend some of their time behind bars calling friends, family and businesses to raise additional funds for the organization.

"We are arresting Zanesville's finest at their workplace or at their home and bringing them here in hopes they're going to raise their bail money for mda today," said Director of the...

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