MEDIA ADVISORY: Seattle Firefighters kick-off annual Muscular Dystrophy Fill-the-Boot Campaign

SEATTLE – Beginning on September 18, Seattle Firefighters will be out on Seattle streets to collect donations for the annual Muscular Dystrophy Fill-the-Boot campaign. The Seattle Fire Department, Local 27 IAFF Firefighters Union and Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) are hosting a media event to kick-off this year’s campaign.

Media is invited to interview Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins, Local 27 Union President Kenny Stuart, and MDA Executive Director Whitney Mcllwain. MDA’s National Ambassador, Joe Akmakjian, will also share his story on living with a life-threatening disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Firefighters will be on-site with boots in hand as a visual.


What: Media event for MDA Fill-the-Boot campaign


  • Harold D. Scoggins, Seattle Fire Chief
  • Kenny Stuart, Local 27 Firefighters Union President
  • Whitney Mcllwain, MDA Executive Director
  • Joe Akmakjian, MDA National Ambassador

When: Sept. 12, 2017 – 10 a.m.

Where: Fire Station 10 400 S. Washington St. Seattle, WA 98104


Final collection locations will be distributed to media on Sept. 15.


Media Contact:
Kristin Tinsley, Public Information Officer
Seattle Fire Department