Breckenridge firefighters raise $8,600 for muscular dystrophy |

Breckenridge firefighters raise $8,600 for muscular dystrophy

Daily News staff report

The Red, White & Blue Fire District and the International Association of Fire Fighters raised $8,631.26 this year for the Muscular Dystrophy Association “Fill the Boot” campaign.This year’s total surpasses the 2010 amount by over $4,000 and exceeds the firefighters’ goal by $1,000. “The generosity of the residents and businesses of Breckenridge, as well as the visitors to Summit County never ceases to amaze me,” MDA coordinator for RWB, John Zeising stated. “Seeing a young child take her allowance for the week and donate it to an organization that helps other children and adults in need of medical research and support is just one of the many moments that struck our firefighters during the campaign.””The Red, White & Blue Fire District is proud of our firefighters and MDA, but especially our community who helped us achieve and surpass our goals,” Fire chief Lori Miller stated in a recent release. “To double our donations in these economic times is very humbling. All of the proceeds collected from ‘Fill the Boot’ campaign stay in Colorado, and help make a difference for those the Muscular Dystrophy Association serves.” RWB and IAFF extends special thanks to local businesses: Harvest Catering, Subway, La Montana Linda and Giampietro’s, who donated lunches for RWB crews each day; City Market, who supported RWB collection efforts, and to Alpine Bank that assisted with the accounting of all funds collected.

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