In three weeks Alabama children with muscle disease will be arriving at Camp ASCCA to enjoy a week of activities while connecting with friends and taking new steps toward independence.
For children living with muscle disease, MDA Summer Camp is a magical place where anything is possible — from swimming to ziplining and horseback riding to dancing under a disco ball — all while gaining valuable life skills.
Each summer, thousands of kids attend life-changing, overnight camps around the U.S. at no cost to their family thanks to generous supporters.
The Alexander City Fire and Rescue Department is one such group of supporters, raising $3,600 in the 2019 Fill the Boot campaign.
“Members of Alex City Fire and Rescue always work to raise funds to assist with the cost of sending children to camp,” Alabama Muscular Dystrophy Association development director Angie Jordin said. “We appreciate them so much and their efforts result in an amazing week of fun and friendship for Alabama children. Camp is an experience like no other, not only good for the children to get to attend but for caregivers as well.”
Funds raised through Alex City Fire and Rescue help MDA’s efforts to fund groundbreaking research and life-enhancing programs such as state-of-the-art support groups and care centers, including the MDA Care Center at UAB and Children’s Hospital in Alabama. They also help send more than 60 local kids to Camp ASCCA.