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Templeton Fire Department participates in ‘Fill the Boot’ fundraising campaign 

Firefighters at last year's fundraising event.

Firefighters at last year’s fundraising event.

Fire department members will be at Saturday farmers market

–Members of the Templeton Fire and Emergency Services along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, will be kicking off the Firefighters’ Second Annual “Fill the Boot” fundraising campaign to help save and improve the lives of people fighting muscle disease in the Templeton area.

Muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other related life-threatening diseases take away people’s ability to walk, move, smile, talk and even breathe. Funds raised through the 2016 Templeton Fill the Boot event empower families with life-enhancing resources and support that open new possibilities and maximize independence so they can experience the world without any limits.

“For more than sixty years, fire fighters have stood on the front lines with MDA in the fight to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the harm of these life-threatening muscle diseases,” said Muscular Dystrophy Association Executive Director Liz Tenpas. “Each year, Templeton fire fighters dedicate countless hours of their time participating in Fill the Boot drives and at MDA Summer Camp. We’re grateful for their steadfast drive and uncommon caring toward the kids and adults we serve and look forward to working together once again to make this “Fill the Boot” season a huge success.”

Five Members of the Templeton Fire and Emergency Services Department will be staffing a booth on Saturday, Sept. 3 at the Templeton Farmer’s Market at Templeton Park from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Contributions also help MDA’s efforts to fund groundbreaking research and life-enhancing programs such as state-of-the-art support groups and Care Centers, including the MDA Care Center at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles in West Los Angeles. They also help send more than 120 local kids to “the best week of the year” at MDA summer camp at no cost to their families at the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center.

For more information, visit www.mda.org.

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