KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A 65-year tradition of support will continue on on Saturday, Sept. 21, when Knoxville firefighters hit the streets to raise money and fight muscular dystrophy.
Volunteers will visit nine city intersections -- and with participants from the Knoxville Fire Department and the Knoxville Firefighters Association Local 65, there'll be a lot of boots on the ground.
Supporters can find any of the volunteers to add a donation to a boot from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The locations are listed below:
- Kingston Pike at Cedar Bluff
- Kinston Pike at Walker Springs
- Kingston Pike at Northshore
- Chapman Highway at Young High Pike
- Wilder at Dandridge
- Magnolia at Prosser
- Clinton Highway at Merchants
- Broadway at Cedar Lane
- University at College
Funds raised will go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, a national organization that tries to find cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases that limit strength and mobility.
Past contributions have helped fund research and life-enhancing programs, like support groups and Care Centers — including Nashville's MDA Care Center at Vanderbilt Medical Center. They have also helped send local kids to MDA summer camp, where kids with muscular dystrophy can participate in outdoor activities and gain independence — at no cost to their families.