Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Suamico Fire Fighters Give Neuromuscular Disease the Boot

SUAMICO, Wis., May 27, 2011–The Suamico Fire Department will go beyond the call of duty June 10th, when they join in the battle against neuromuscular disease.

The fire fighters will remove their boots to collect money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Fill-the-Boot program June 10th. The fire fighters will stand at the Hwy 41/Lineville exit and at the intersection of Velp Ave. and County Rd. B to take donations from motorists and pedestrians from 3-7 p.m..

All donations will benefit local MDA clients and services like sending children and young adults to MDA Summer Camp in Green Lake, WI, funding clinic visits at Prevea Clinic, and financing wheelchair repairs.

MDA’s Fill-the-Boot program is supported by fire departments across North America. Last year, Wisconsin fire fighters raised $600,000 for MDA.

MDA is a voluntary health agency working to defeat more than 40 neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive services and far-reaching professional and public health education.  For more information about MDA’s programs and services, call 920-499-4571.

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