MDA Boot Camp 2014
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
2014 marks 60 years since our brothers and sisters of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) made a promise back at the 1954 IAFF convention to stand and fight with the Muscular Dystrophy Association against muscle disease, until that fight was won and a cures and treatments were found for these debilitating diseases. This fight is still not yet won, so our commitment remains as strong as it has been since day one.
The IAFF over the last 59 years has become the largest national sponsor of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Our commitment to MDA is second to none. In 2013, Fire Fighters across America led by IAFF members raised over $26 million dollars to aid in the fight against neuromuscular disease. In Vermont, IAFF member departments raised close to $18,673 in 2013 to support MDA’s vital services across the state.
As a sign of our solidarity in support of MDA, this year the 3rd District of the IAFF will be holding a unified IAFF/MDA Boot Camp. Our combined efforts raised close to $2 million across New England in 2013, helping MDA fund its life-saving research, neuromuscular clinics, professional and public health education and of course the annual MDA summer camps.
This letter serves as your Local’s invitation to the “3rd District IAFF/MDA Boot Camp”.
This year’s MDA Boot Camp will be held on Monday, May 5th at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT. Here is the schedule for the day.
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Registration
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Boot Camp Meeting / Reception to follow
*Overnight accommodations will be provided to only two attendees per Local
All Vermont Locals are invited and encouraged to attend and can send two representatives.
Your local MDA staff representative will be following up to ensure receipt of this invitation and to confirm your attendance in the coming weeks.
Thanks in advance for your attendance and congratulations again on a great 2013.
Benjamin R. O’Brien
President, Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont
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