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Press Releases / 2007 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 19, 2007

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FDNY TO TEAM-UP WITH THE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY
ASSOCIATION TO HELP SAVE LIVES

Members of the New York City Fire Department will canvas the streets of Times Square today in an effort to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) Fill-The-Boot Campaign. The Campaign was started last year to generate money to help support MDA services and research.

MDA works to help more than two thousand families in the Manhattan area who live with over 43 different neuromuscular diseases. Since 1954, the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) has been the number one supporter of MDA, raising over 253 million dollars across America in an effort to find cures for neuromuscular diseases.

WHO:

Members of the FDNY, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Uniformed Firefighters Association and Uniformed Fire Officers Association

WHAT:

Fill-The-Boot Campaign

WHERE:

Times Square

WHEN:

Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 3:00 p.m.

 

 

*** Photo Op

Press Contact: Francis X. Gribbon & Seth E. Andrews, (FDNY) (718) 999-2056

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

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