NEW BEDFORD — Continuing a more than 60-year tradition, New Bedford Firefighters Local 841 will hit the streets with boots in hand asking passersby to make a donation to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Firefighters will be out from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Buttonwood Park on the corner of routes 140 and 6, according to a news release.

“We are thrilled to be working with New Bedford Firefighters Local 841 for another year of Fill the Boot to help provide the funds needed to find treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases that severely limit strength and mobility,” said Fundraising Coordinator Briana Littlefield. “The dedication of these firefighters to MDA’s mission is unwavering, spending countless hours both with Fill the Boot and MDA Summer Camp to care for the kids and adults in New Bedford. We know that their devotion to our families will make this year’s drive a success.”

Contributions also help fund research and programs such as support groups and Care Centers, including the MDA Care Center at Rhode Island Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s, UMASS Medical Center, and Children’s Hospital Boston They also help send more than 130 local kids to “the best week of the year” at MDA summer camp at Camp Hemlocks in Connecticut and Agassiz Village Summer Camp in Maine – all at no cost to their families.

Learn how you can fund cures, find care and champion the cause at mda.org.