Annual ‘Fill the Boot’ campaign kicks off

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If you saw firefighters walking around with boots in hand at the busiest intersections today, they’re trying to get them filled up for a good cause.

For the fill the boot campaign, Wichita Falls firefighters are raising money to help provide services like clinic visits, exams, medical equipment and research for muscular dystrophy and other similar diseases.     

The fundraiser assists children like 4-year-old Eve Johnson who was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy a few years ago.

“Before Eve’s diagnosis, as a family, we really didn’t know what these guys were out here raising money for. So just being able to spread awareness and what this is actually for it’s been a big deal. It’s been fun,” mother Heather Johnson said.

Last year, the firefighters raised a little over $52,000. This year, their goal is to raise $55,000 by the end of the campaign.

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