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Firefighters give the boot to muscular dystrophy
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The  Rockdale County Fire Department will standing at nine different stations with boots in hand for a great cause supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Association on May 31, and June 7.

The community will have the opportunity to give donations to firefighters located at intersections throughout the county. Rockdale County Fire Department is a longtime supporter of MDA and raised over $16,000 last year for local families battling muscle disease. The Firefighters relentless efforts have not only raised awareness in the community about muscular dystrophy but also demonstrate their heroic efforts in this all day event.

Firefighters are committed to serving local children and adults with muscular dystrophy. One upcoming benefit of their efforts is MDA summer camp, where children, ages 6-17, will enjoy an activity-packed, week-long getaway at Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge. Summer camp is just one of the many services MDA offers to local families battling muscular dystrophy. The donations collected by the Firefighters will also help fund local clinics and support groups, as well as fund vital research aimed at treatments and cures for neuromuscular disease.          

MDA is a voluntary health agency working to find treatments and cures for 43 neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive medical and community services, and far-reaching professional and public health education.