5th District Firefigthers to Host First Ever Bowl-A-Thon to Benefit MDA

Written By: Robert Cox

New Roc n Bowl.pngNew Rochelle, NY — The 5th district of the New York State Professional Fire Fighters Association (NYSPFFA) will be holding their first ever Bowl-A-Thon to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) on Tuesday, August 10, 2010.

The Bowl-a-Thon will take place at New Roc’n Bowl, located at 33 Lecount Place in New Rochelle, N.Y., from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Proceeds from the event will help send children affected by neuromuscular diseases to MDA Summer Camp, located in Spring Valley, N.Y. Each department will be split into two teams of four and will have a goal of sending one child to MDA Summer Camp. This year, members of the 5th District have set a goal to raise $15,000, which will send three cabins of children to MDA Summer Camp.

NYSPFFA is part of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), which is the largest national sponsor of MDA. This is the IAFF’s 56th year dedicating their time and efforts to MDA. In 2009, firefighters across America led by IAFF members have raised over $28 million to aid in the fight against neuromuscular disease. Members of the 5th District raised over $47,000 in 2009 to aid MDA in its fight.

MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education. MDA combats neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive medical and support services, and far-reaching professional and public health education.

For more information about this event please contact Amanda Cann at (914) 345-5062 or acann@mdausa.org or contact Brooke Eder at (203) 288-3500 or beder@mdausa.org.