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Forum staff reports, Published September 18 2013

Fill the Boot raises $20,000 for MDA

FARGO – A three-day campaign by local firefighters to collect donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association took in more than $20,000, falling short of its $30,000 goal.

Sue Wiger, the executive director for the North Dakota Muscular Dystrophy Association, said the money raised by Fargo and Moorhead firefighters at six Hornbacher’s grocery stores would go to help find treatments and cures for neuromuscular disease as well as send local kids to camp next summer.

Wiger said in a statement that she appreciated the support of F-M firefighters.

“It does make a difference to all the people and families here who are living with muscle disease. They see these American heroes going out to support them, and it tells them they have strong partners by their side,” she said.