Record Numbers for This Year's Fill the Boot

Published 05/17 2014 09:04PM

Updated 05/17 2014 11:11PM

This was the last day of the annual Fill the Boot campaign benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

The final tally for this year's fund-raising is over $66,000, making this year's fundraiser the most successful ever.

Firefighters collected that money to honor Melanie Owen of Wichita Falls.

Melanie suffers from ALS, and has given those working a familiar face to fight for.

Firefighter and event coordinator Corky Scarbrough said, "She helped put a face to why we are out here, why we are doing this. I have known her for a long time, but when I found out she had ALS. We wanted to do something for her."

All the money collected will stay local, and will be used to help the MDA find a cure and assist those affected.

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