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Denison Firefighters Stop Traffic To Help Fight Genetic Disease

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DENISON, TX -- Firefighters were out on the streets this afternoon, but they weren't fighting fires. Instead, they're fighting muscular dystrophy.

They were out at Morton Street Plaza until 8 p.m. on Friday and will be out again on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The firefighters hold out their boots and you just drop money into them.

"Firefighters typically are charitable people, so we like to get involved with that and we see those persons you know on a daily basis being our medic units, so it helps us knowing that we're helping fight against stuff like that we see all the time," says assistant fire chief Bill Ray.

"The MDA, they contribute a great deal to research, and they have camps. They have a whole lot of facilities that help people with muscular dystrophy, and it's really good, it does your heart good to be able to help in funding that."

Firefighters hope to collect about $10,000 during the two-day drive.