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Firefighters fundraise for Muscular Dystrophy


Dear Editor,

In the upcoming weeks, dedicated fire fighters will be canvassing streets statewide to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Year after year, these life-saving heroes show their unwavering commitment to "Jerry's kids" by standing on streets during the summer months, devoted to finding a cure.

It is important to credit the efforts of the firefighters who risk their lives daily so that we can be safe and it is hard to imagine what it would be like if we had no such heroes to come to our aid.

As it is hard to imagine a community without firefighters, it is equally as difficult to imagine MDA without the fire fighter's support. For more than 52 years, firefighters have come to the aid of "Jerry's kids" providing support services, treatment, and programs.

Last year, members of the Michigan Professional Firefighters Union raised $370,990 for MDA statewide providing hope to community members effected by a neuromuscular disease. This is equal to over 14,000 flu shots, or to sending over 550 youth to MDA Summer Camp, or 3,709 support group sessions. These are just several examples of the incredible difference that the Michigan firefighters make in the fight against muscular dystrophy.

Therefore, when you see firefighters out in the community, remember to thank them for their constant dedication to your community and their incredible commitment to the eradication of neuromuscular diseases. And, when you are driving in the upcoming weeks, remember to be aware of the firefighters' presence on the streets and support them in their fight for a cure.

On behalf of the 1,800 families in Southeastern Michigan effected by a neuromuscular disease and served by MDA, thank you for your support of the firefighters. It is because of their passion and your contribution that we are able to hope that a cure will be found. But, until then, we are able to receive the treatment, support, equipment, and care we need.

Kay Day, Regional Public Affairs Coordinator, Muscular Dystrophy
July 31, 2007

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