The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), in conjunction with the Vermillion Volunteer Fire Department, will be conducting its annual "Fill the Boot" event Oct. 2, benefiting research and locate services for the South Dakota Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Vermillion firefighters will be walking through the Dakota Day Parade at 10 a.m. and also collecting in both downtown city parks from 7 to 10 p.m.
Layne Sterling, Vermillion Fire Department MDA Coordinator said, "Vermillion firefighters are proud to join the efforts for MDA. It's important to note that all money raised during fill-the-boot is donated to the Greater South Dakota Chapter of MDA. These contributions send area children to MDA summer camp and help support the over 550 local families living with neuromuscular diseases; thanks to the citizens of Vermillion for their support and generosity with fill-the-boot."
MDA is a voluntary health agency that works in each local community to combat neuromuscular diseases through basic and applied scientific investigations, local comprehensive programs of medical services and clinical care, such as those offered at Neurology Associates and widespread professional and public health education.
For more information on the greater South Dakota Area Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, please call (605) 339-2728 or visit www.mdausa.org.