Thursday, June 30, 2011

Gresham Fire Fighters Give Neuromuscular Disease the Boot

GRESHAM, Wis., June 28, 2011–The Gresham Fire Department will go beyond the call of duty July 2, when they join in the battle against neuromuscular disease. 

The fire fighters will remove their boots to collect donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association at the July 4th Parade. The Gresham Fire Department will participate in the Fill the Boot fundraiser from 12-2 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 and Marshfield Clinics, 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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