Thursday, June 30, 2011

Who Knew $32,000 Could Fit in a Boot?

GREENFIELD, Wis., June 29, 2011—The Greenfield Fire Department Local #1963 teamed up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association this last week in the battle against neuromuscular disease.

The fire fighters removed their boots on the corner of 76th Street and Layton Avenue to collect money from motorists and pedestrians as a part of MDA’s annual Fill-the-Boot program. In just three days, the Fire Department raised $32,762.

MDA and the Greenfield Fire Department would like to thank TGI Fridays, Pizza Hut and Applebee’s for providing lunch, Sendik’s for offering water, North Shore Bank for counting donations, Greenfield Patch for covering the event, and M&I Bank for supplying parking spots

All donations will benefit local MDA clients and services like sending children and young adults to MDA Summer Camp in Camp Lake, funding clinic visits at Froedtert Memorial Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, 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 43 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 (262) 432-3269.

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