On Saturday, members from the Fairbanks Fire Department, University Fire Department, Steese VFD and North Pole Fire Department came together and raised an estimated $25,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association during the annual Fairbanks Area Fill the Boot.

Funds raised will support more than 140 Alaska families living with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related neuromuscular diseases. Funds will provide lifesaving research, MDA care centers, family support weekends and will help send kids to MDA Summer Camp.

MDA would like to send a sincere “thank you” to the fire departments, Pizza Hut for providing lunch to the firefighters and all the community members who donated during the event. Thank you!