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Filling the Boot for a Good Cause

POSTED: Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 3:52pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 11:05am

TYLER - Longview and Tyler firefighters are filling their boots this weekend to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

This 55-year old tradition began when a father of two sons with muscular dystrophy sought the help of his local firefighters.

Today this tradition has taken off and has helped hundreds of families dealing with this life-altering disease.

Though these firefighters say they were more than happy to help out, there was a little catch to this year's fundraiser.

Both city departments are in a little friendly competition, whoever fills the boot with the most money will get a trophy during this year's telethon which will be broadcast on KETK.

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