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Canton Firefighters Local 1897

Canton Fire Fighters Local 1897 strives to raise money and support the Strube Scholarship, which is awarded to a high school senior going to college.  We also support local participants in Boys State, Girls State, Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA fill the boot), Canton High School After Prom, and the CHS Halloween Parade.  We firmly believe in providing opportunity and helping people as much possible.  

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FILL THE BOOT, It’s a lifesaving tradition!

Canton Firefights collect donations for Muscular Dystrophy Association. Since 1954, IAFF has supported MDA with unwavering drive and relentless passion.

Because of your support, three new drugs for neuromuscular diseases have been recently approved, and more are expected in the next five years than in the past five decades. These treatments are life-changing for MDA families where walking, talking and even breathing can be difficult. This could not have been done without IAFF fire fighters.

We’re proud to have the IAFF as our largest national partner and are thankful for the thousands of fire fighters who have participated in Fill the Boot drives across America, as well as those who have volunteered countless hours at MDA Summer Camps.

And until a cure is found, we’ll be filling those boots together. 

Every year prior to the Muscular Dystrophy Association Labor Day Telethon, Canton Fire Fighters Local 1897 set up at various locations in the community to ask people to help us with the “fill the boot” campaign.  Your generous contributions allow people with this disease to have a better quality of life.  Our goal is to provide a means for children to attend MDA Summer Camp.

MDA Summer Camp is a magical place where anything is possible — from swimming, to zip-lining and horseback riding to dancing under a disco ball and gaining valuable life skills.

Each summer, thousands of kids attend life-changing, overnight camps around the U.S. — at no cost to their families, thanks to our generous supporters.

*Information on this page was obtained from www.MDA.org