(From left) Capt. Jake Ringering, firefighter Chris Dennison and firefighter John Farmer.
GODFREY — Godfrey Fire Protection District firefighters raised $4,000 during the annual Fill the Boot campaign this summer to fight muscle disease in the St. Louis area.
Muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and related life-threatening diseases take away people’s ability to walk, move, smile, talk and even breathe. The fire district has raised more than $56,000 since 2003 for MDA. This was only possible through the community’s ongoing support. Funds raised build on decades of research progress, helping push science to its limits in the search for treatments and cures.