By Megan Kuharich
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Titans are partnering with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) to raise awareness for all muscle-debilitating diseases prior to the Titans-Packers game on Sunday at Nissan Stadium.
Fans are encouraged to learn more and contribute at collection sites outside of the stadium beginning at 10 a.m. through kickoff.
For more than 60 years, the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) have worked together to free individuals and families from the hurt of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases.
"Fill the Boot" donations benefit MDA's shared mission to find research breakthroughs across diseases; care for kids and adults from day one; and empower families with services and support in hometowns across America.
"Our stadium drive this week continues the Tennessee Titans pledge to bring awareness to muscle-debilitating diseases, specifically ALS, as it is something that effects many in our NFL family," Community Relations Director Tina Tuggle said.
The Tennessee Titans have already generated thousands of dollars from head coach Mike Mularkey's touchdown donation initiative. For each touchdown, Mularkey makes a donation in honor of ALS, and the Titans Foundation matches the amount.