The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

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June 20, 2013

Filling the boot: Palestine Fire fighters successful in Fill the Boot drive for MDA

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PALESTINE — About IAFF

The International Association of Fire Fighters represents more than 300,000 professional fire fighters and paramedics who protect 85 percent of the nation’s population. More than 3,200 affiliates and their members protect communities in every state in the United States and Canada.

About MDA

MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.

In addition to funding some 300 research teams worldwide, MDA maintains a national network of 200 medical clinics; facilitates support groups for families affected by neuromuscular disease; and provides free local summer camp opportunities for thousands of youngsters fighting progressive muscle disease. For more information, visit mda.org.

Follow on Facebook at facebook.com/MDAnational and Twitter @MDAnews.

Mary Rainwater may be reached via e-mail at mrainwater@palestineherald.com

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