Texarkana firefighters to compete in rib eating contest to raise money for MDA

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Members of the Texarkana Fire Department, along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, will celebrate their 60-year partnership and kick off the fire fighters’ annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to benefit children and adults affected by muscle disease throughout the Texarkana area with a rib eating contest at Texas Roadhouse.

“Throughout 2015 MDA and fire fighters are continuing a proud partnership, joined together in the fight against life-threatening muscle disease”, said MDA Fundraising Coordinator, Samantha Barrett “Fire fighters in the Texarkana area do more for MDA and the families we serve than any other group, dedicating countless hours of their time every year participating in Fill the Boot drives and at MDA Summer Camp. We’re grateful for the support of these inspiring, selfless individuals who have made a profound impact on our families’ health, wellbeing and quality of life, and we’re excited to make this year’s Texarkana Fill the Boot campaign the most successful yet.”

Funds raised through 2015 Texarkana Fill the Boot events will help support MDA’s programs of clinical research, specialized health care services, and day-to-day support – which includes sending children affected by muscular dystrophy and related diseases to a weeklong, barrier-free MDA summer camp.

Rib eating contest

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