CHEYENNE (KGWN) - Cheyenne's local firefighters spent Labor Day Weekend collecting donations to support those impacted by the 43 known Neuromuscular Diseases.
The 60-year campaign is still going strong, even though bad weather conditions that threatened the donations over the weekend.
Cheyenne Firefighter and Paramedic, Derek Pollnow describes his experience. “We were kind of hampered by weather. We had some rainstorms that took a hit to our $30-thousand dollar goal.”
But despite some rainy days, thousands of dollars were collected over the extended weekend.
Donation money stretches far beyond the typical things to improve the lives of young children – like summer camps.
Derek also gave details, explaining what the summer programs offer to the children who have been affected by neuromuscular diseases. "They have specialized equipment for kids to go out, go swimming, play basketball and they have ziplines."
The International Association of Firefighters is one of the largest sponsors for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. For further details on how you can help support those impacted by neuromuscular disease, just go to: iaff.org/MDA/history.asp