GRAND CHUTE, Wis., July 18, 2011— The Grand Chute Fire Department fought more than fire last week, when they joined in the battle against neuromuscular disease.
The fire fighters removed their boots at intersection of Wisconsin Ave. and Bluemound Dr. and collected money from motorists and pedestrians for the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s annual Fill-the Boot fundraiser. During the July 13-15 collection, the Department raised $8,803, surpassing their 2010 total by $5,000.
All donations will benefit local MDA clients and finance services like sending children and young adults to MDA Summer Camp in Green Lake, support groups, clinic visits at Prevea Health and Marshfield Clinic, and wheelchair purchases and repairs
MDA and Grand Chute Local #3655 would like to thank the Grand Chute residents for their generous support and donations.
The annual Fill the Boot campaign is a national program 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 (920) 499-4571.