INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Colts and Indianapolis Fire Department are teaming up to help combat neuromuscular diseases by raising funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) through the "Fill the Boot" campaign. This Thursday, the Indianapolis Colts take on the Cincinnati Bengals in their final pre-season game of the year. And outside the gates of Lucas Oil Stadium, the Colts Gameday Collection will feature IFD firefighters attempting to fill their boots with monetary donations to benefit the MDA.
Firefighters will be stationed at the Colts Community Collection Stations, presented by Toyota, outside of each gate at Lucas Oil Stadium. Fans are encouraged to place their donations in the firefighters' boots from 5:00 p.m. until kickoff at 7:00 pm.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) was founded in 1950 by a group of adults with muscular dystrophy, parents of children with muscular dystrophy and a physician-scientist studying the disorder. Since its creation, this nonprofit agency has continued to combat neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive medical and support services, and far-reaching professional and public health education. With more than 200 local MDA offices supporting more than 330 research projects around the world, MDA is one of the world's leading voluntary health agencies fostering research and medical care. For more information about MDA, visit www.mda.org.