You Can Still Help Arlington Heights Firefighters Reach “Fill The Boot” Fundraiser Goal For Muscular Dystrophy Association

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Firefighters immediately after volunteering at Arlington Heights Road and Northwest Highway for the MDA “Fill the Boot” fundraiser.

The “Fill the Boot” Fundraiser is a little short of the $20,000 goal set to provide services for area residents with Muscular Dystrophy. The “Fill the Boot” fundraiser was held Friday May 3, 2013 at Palatine Road and Arlington Heights Road, Northwest Highway and Arlington Heights Road, Golf Road and Arlington Heights Road, and the downtown Metra station.

New MDA Ambassador, two-year-old Ben Noble of Arlington Heights, along with his mom, Lauren, were out with Arlington Heights firefighters collecting donations Friday. Previous MDA Ambassador Seth Goldberg was on hand, as he has been for every event.

Radio station 97.1 “The Drive”, 102.3 XLC, and ESPN Sports 1220 AM were also on hand for support at the Palatine Road/Arlington Heights Road location.

Firefighters volunteering for MDA Fill the Boot Drive downtown and at Arlington Heights Road and Palatine Road …

Firefighters volunteering for MDA Fill the Boot Drive at Northwest Highway and Arlington Heights Road …

Firefighters and friend at Eddie’s on Northwest Highway for dinner and silent auction …

Cold, rainy weather may have been the reason for the shortfall, but firefighters toughed it out in the rain to work for the fundraising goal.

Eddie’s Restaurant hosted a silent auction Friday night with a Fish Fry, which was a big help in approaching the $20,000 goal. All of the business that donated items and services were a big helps. Arlington Heights firefighters Local 3105, Mariano’s, Valli Produce, Arlington Heights Ford, and Forest View Elementary School also support the MDA “Fill the Boot” goal.

You can still make a secure online donation to the AHFD MDA Boot Drive at

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