The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) has supported Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) for more than six decades with steadfast drive and uncommon caring. MDA and the IAFF are celebrating more than 60 years of a partnership committed to saving lives. As the MDA’s largest national sponsor, the IAFF fuels MDA's mission to save and improve the lives of people affected by muscular dystrophy, ALS and other diseases that severely limit strength and mobility, helping them live longer and grow stronger.
IAFF efforts for MDA include the organization’s spirited Fill the Boot campaign, in which fire fighters hit the streets where they ask pedestrians, motorists and other passers-by to contribute – money in the boot – for MDA. Fire fighters also devote countless hours every year at MDA Summer Camp sessions around the country, where thousands of children with neuromuscular disease experience a week where anything is possible while gaining confidence and independence – all at no cost to their families.
Fill the Boot and IAFF contributions from charity baseball games and other local events help support MDA's efforts to fund promising research, provide support services and rally communities.