The Columbia Fire Department is raising money at sixteen different locations including the intersection of Huger and Blossom.
Fire Fighters collected spare change from passer buyers.
By: Amanda Bishop
Columbia Firefighters are taking off their boots to help raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
This is the 60th year the two organization have paired up to raise money to help find a cure for the disease.
Efforts increased in the late 90's when one of the department's own, Tyler McEntire, was diagnosed with MD.
"We have been putting all of our efforts in his honor to raise the money to support MDA and the camps that support the young kids who are going through this horrible disease," says department spokesman Brick Lewis.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for MD. The association relies mainly on donations from individuals and organizations.