MDA Firefighter Boot Drive

Muscular Dystrophy is a devastating disease that affects millions of people all over the world. Firefighters in Thomasville say they have a burning desire to put an end to this illness.

It takes a little more than hoses and ladders to stomp out muscular dystrophy, but firemen here say their boots are really coming in handy while they're trying to help find a cure. Sometimes it takes a whole community to make a difference, especially when it comes to fighting Muscular Dystrophy.

"If you've ever had any experience with it, with your family, you know what it means to them," says Judy Davis.

And it takes some strong firemen to hold out their boots so the community can fill them with money towards treatment and a cure.

"I'm glad to be out here because I can do it, there's so many people that can't stand out here to do it and we've all pitched together and it's a worthy cause," Brian Croft says.

This year's goal is $10,000. Volunteers say if that helps even one person with MD, it's all worth it."

Thomasville firefighters say in years past, they have collected as much as $5,000, and they say judging from the public's positive response, they have no doubt they can double that.

"These guys are standing out here in the hot heat collecting, so we ought to be giving!" says Scooter Grubbs.

Firefighters say a little bit goes a long way, even a few coins can change someone's life. The guys say that firefighters across the country raised $17 million for MD last year, they're just doing their part.

The drive lasts until noon on Saturday. To find out where they'll be, call the fire station at 229-227-7015, and there's also an account set up through Commercial Bank.

WCTV will again air the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon. It all gets underway Sunday night at 9 p.m. and continues until 6:30 p.m. Labor Day.