Cheney firefighters ask public to help Fill the Boot at Homecoming

Annual event has raised millions nationally to fight muscular dystrophy


There will be more than just Eastern Washington University football fans out and about this Saturday for the Eagles Homecoming.

The Cheney Firefighters Local 1919 is holding their annual “Fill the Boot” campaign at various locations throughout town asking motorists to toss in any spare change or dollars they may have to help fight muscular dystrophy. According to a press release from the Muscular Dystrophy Association, firefighters became the first national sponsor for MDA in 1954, and have raised millions of dollars over the years. Firefighter and campaign coordinator Bill Dennstaedt s...

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