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.
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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.