Last year, Arlington Heights firefighters raised more than $19,300 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research.
This year they are looking to beat that record, holding a Fill the Boot campaign Friday morning at three locations in Arlington Heights, and holding a benefit party Friday night at HOME Bar, 1227 N. Rand Road, Arlington Heights.
The Fill the Boot campaign was at the intersections of Palatine and Arlington Heights roads, Northwest Highway and Arlington Heights roads, and the Metra train station down town from 6:30 to10:30 a.m. and 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Radio stations 101.9 FM and 102.3 WXLC helped in the effort.
Friday night's event featured two bands and had a $5 cover charge.
People can go to www.iafflocal3105.org/mda to learn more about MDA and make a donation.