Fill the Boot returns this weekend

MARQUETTE — Fill the Boot is returning to Marquette Friday and Saturday.

For more than 60 years the International Association of Fire Fighters have stood on the front lines for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, working together to free individuals, and the families who love them, from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases that take away physical strength, independence and life.

The MDA’s spirited Fill the Boot campaign is an honored tradition in which thousands of dedicated firefighters hit the streets or storefronts asking pedestrians, motorists, customers and other passersby to make a donation to MDA, using their collective strength to help kids and adults live longer and grow stronger, according to a press release.

Since 1954 the IAFF has raised more than $585.5 million to help kids and adults with muscle-debilitating diseases live the life they’ve always imagined and experience the world without any limits.

In 2018, Marquette City Fire Fighters received donations totaling over $13,000 from the community.

The 2019 Fill the Boot event will take place from 2-6 p.m. Friday on the corners of Cleveland and McClellan and Third and Hewitt.

From noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Fill the Boot will be on three corners: Pine and Fair; Third and Hewitt; and Front and Washington.