Warner Robins Fire Department Receives Golden Axe from MDA | Community Spirit
Warner Robins, Ga. — The Muscular Dystrophy Association is awarding the Warner Robins Fire Department the coveted “Golden Axe” award for raising the most money for MDA in the state of Georgia for 2012, according to a Muscular Dystrophy Association news release.
The award will be presented to Chief Singletary and the Warner Robins Fire Department at Station 6
701 Osigian Blvd. Warner Robins, GA at 8:00 am.
The annual boot drive program directly helps local families affected by diseases such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). The donations help support the Association’s worldwide research program, as well as MDA’s national network of 225 hospital-affiliated clinics, including Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite and Emory University.
The Warner Robins Fire Department, along with the citizens of Houston County raised $110,000 in 2012 bringing their total collected since 1989 to an amazing $2,413,633!!
MDA is a voluntary health agency working to defeat muscular dystrophy through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive services, and far-reaching professional and public health education. The Association’s programs are funded almost entirely by individual private contributors.