Giving the Boot to Muscular Dystrophy
Volunteers Misty Parker, Giesha Nunez and Molokai firefighter Shane Adolpho joined firefighters across the nation in an annual Fill the Boot fundraiser last Saturday, when they took to the streets to raise money for Jerry’s Kids. The organization, which is formally known as the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), combats diseases of the nervous and muscular systems by funding research, helping affected families and educating the public, among other things. The International Association of Firefighters has raised more than $270 million for the cause since partnering with the MDA in 1954. Last weekend’s Fill the Boot fundraiser, in which local firefighters asked people throughout Kaunakakai to donate money into their work boots, preceded a nationwide telethon Monday.