WHAT: Kickoff for the 2019 “Fill the Boot” fundraising campaign

WHO: Fire Commissioner Adam K. Thiel

IAFF Local 22 President Ed Marks

Muscular Dystrophy Association Executive Director Amanda Sweet

City Councilmember Mark Squilla

WHEN: Friday, May 10 at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Engine 20 / Ladder 23 / Medic 1

10th & Cherry streets, Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Fire Department and IAFF Local 22 will team up to kick off the 65th annual “Fill the Boot” campaign to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Councilman Squilla will present a proclamation before donating the traditional first dollar.

Later that day, PFD members will be on the streets collecting donations for the MDA, which uses the money for research and to improve the quality of life for children living with muscular dystrophy. May 10 is the first of four scheduled collection days through the summer. The campaign raised $138,000 last year.