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Firefighters Give the Scoop on Haagen-Dazs Giveaway

People heard Firefighters yelling FREE Ice Cream, come get it, and when they walked by the Haagen Dazs store located on the second floor of the Burbank Town Center, they lined up for a free scoop in trade for a donation to ‘Fill The Boot’ a MDA campaign supported by firefighters throughout Southern California.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Firefighters worked the scoops under the watchful eyes of the store employees who gave scooping methods and tips.

Burbank Firefighters Local 778 does several of these type of events throughout the year, along with other ‘Fill The Boot’ projects.

Last year the Brotherhood of Burbank Firefighters collected over $ 40,000 from these events, and this year they hope surpass that amount.

Several of the firefighters came on their days off to help, even bringing their kids, to show them the ways they could get involved in helping people walk from Muscular Disease.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Firefighter Paramedic Rubin Mercado happily serves up a free scoop of Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream in trade for a donation to MDA. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Firefighter Paramedic Rubin Mercado happily serves up a free scoop of Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream in trade for a donation to MDA. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Firefighter Mike Templeton serves up a free scoop. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Firefighter Mike Templeton serves up a free scoop. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Firefighter Mike Templeton, hands off this Haagan Dazs in support of MDA. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Firefighter Mike Templeton, hands off this Haagan Dazs in support of MDA. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

 

 

 

 

 

Support Firefighters Working for MDA This Weekend With Fill-the-Boot Event

Firefighter Jeff Cortina waits patiently for MDA 'Fill The Boot' Donations outside Ben & Jerry's. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Firefighters kicked off their 2012 MDA ‘Fill The Boot’ campaign with the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Scoop night at the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream located on Palm and San Fernando Blvd Tuesday night

The event will be followed up with the traditional Fill the Boot event on Friday, Saturday and Sunday April 20-21-22 at four locations. They will be IKEA, Pavilions, Vons (Pass Av) and the Empire Center from noon to 5.

In 2011 the Burbank Firefighters Fill the Boot fund raised over $41 K from the generous people of Burbank and was donated in their name to the MDA last Labor Day during the telethon.

 

Burbank Firefighter Jeff Cortina accepts a couple of dollars for MDA during fundraiser at Ben & Jerry's at the AMC Walkway. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Firefighters Need Your Help Next Weekend For MDA Fundraiser

Photo By Ross A. Benson

The Burbank Firefighters Local 778 will soon kick-off their annual “Fill-the-Boot” fund-raising campaign which benefits children and adults with muscle-wasting diseases served by the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). On April 29th, April 30th and May 1st from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Burbank firefighters will be stationed at three locations. Please help the firefighters raise money for MDA by filling the boot at the Empire Center, on San Fernando Rd. in front of IKEA and the entrance of Pavilions on Alameda.

The MDA is committed to the eradication of neuromuscular diseases and the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) is their longtime friend and their largest national sponsor. Fill-the-Boot drives are the primary means by which the IAFF has raised $450 million for MDA since 1954.

“Time and again, these lifesaving heroes give so much of themselves for ‘my kids’,” MDA National Chairman Jerry Lewis said. “They’ve made a tremendous difference in the lives of so many, and as they begin their 2011 campaign, I hope people will see their tireless dedication and be moved and inspired to do their part.”  Fill-the-Boot funds support MDA’s services locally and nationally, including medical clinics staffed with specialists in muscle disease and summer camps for kids.  These funds also help finance MDA’s worldwide research program seeking treatments for diseases such as Duchene Muscular Dystrophy and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Up-to-date information about MDA services and research can be found at www.mda.org.

Photo By Ross A. Benson