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Avon: Fill-the-boot drive this weekend

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado

AVON, Colorado” Firefighters in the Vail Valley battle more than fires. Over the Labor Day weekend ” Friday, Saturday and Sunday “members of the Eagle River Fire Protection District will team up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association to “fill the boot.”

These “boot drives” offer the community a chance to donate money that will be used in the battle against neuromuscular diseases.

Last year, the Eagle River Fire Department raised over $6,600. This year, with support from the community, they hope to surpass that goal.

The proceeds collected from the Eagle River Boot Drive will aid local children and adults affected by neuromuscular diseases by providing wheelchairs, leg braces, clinic visits, support groups, and a chance for children to attend the local MDA summer camp, Rocky Mountain Village Easter Seals camp in Empire, Colo.. This year over 100 children attended camp.

To learn more about MDA, visit http://www.mda.org

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