Firefighters in both Grand Forks and Fargo are still holding their 'Fill the Boot' fundraiser, it just looks a little different.

The annual event for muscular dystrophy will be virtual this year instead of firefighters filling the boots at storefronts or intersections.

Last year, Fargo and Grand Forks we're able to raise over $38,000 to go towards research for cure and summer camps for kids with muscular dystrophy.

Erin Hill with the Muscular Dystrophy Association says over 3,000 families across North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota are impacted by muscular dystrophy.

"When you think about that number and the fact that they are all rare diseases, it's really startling. It's also something that not everybody thinks can happen to their family, but these are conditions that have no prejudges."

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The firefighters are vital part of this fundraiser. Hill says "they're willing to go above and beyond." and some of them even volunteer at the muscular dystrophy camp every summer.

They are fundraising for both the Fargo campaign and also in Grand Forks.