Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Kewaunee Fire Department Raises Over $1,700 for MDA

KEWAUNEE, Wis., July 18, 2011 —The Kewaunee Fire Department raised over $1,700 during the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s annual Fill-the-Boot fundraiser July 16-17.

The fire fighters removed their boots to collect donations at Trout Fest and on the intersection of Ellis St. and Milwaukee St.. In just two days, the department raised $1,745.96

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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