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Firefighters ask public to Fill the Boot for charity

Published On: Aug 06 2014 07:15:33 AM CDT
Updated On: Jun 15 2014 12:00:00 AM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. -

Madison firefighters will be raising money for local families June 25 during their Fill the Boot fundraising campaign, according to a release.

Members of the Madison Fire Fighters Local 311 and the Muscular Dystrophy Association will celebrate their 60-year partnership with their annual campaign to benefit children and adults affected by muscle disease throughout the Madison area, organizers said.

More than 75 firefighters will be out across the city with boots in hand for this year's drive, according to the release. They will be at intersections across Madison, Fitchburg, Sun Prairie and Cottage Grove from 2-5 p.m.

Collection intersections:

  • Highway PD and Seminole Highway in Fitchburg (3-6 p.m.)
  • County Road N and East Main Street, North Grand Avenue and Prairie Lakes Drive in Sun Prairie
  • County Road N and County Road BB in Cottage Grove
  • State and Johnson streets in Madison
  • Grand Canyon and Mineral Point Road in Madison
  • Williamson and Baldwin in Madison
  • Monroe and Regent in Madison
  • Cottage Grove Road and Atlas in Madison
  • Park Street and Badger Road in Madison
  • McKenna Boulevard and Raymond Road in Madison
  • East Washington Avenue and Lien Road in Madison
  • Midvale Boulevard and Regent Street in Madison
  • Northport and Troy drives in Madison
  • High Crossing Boulevard and American Parkway in Madison
  • Junction and Watts roads in Madison

"Throughout 2014 MDA and firefighters are celebrating 60 years of proud partnership, joined together in the fight against life-threatening muscle disease," MDA Director of Business Development Elizabeth Wagler said in the release.

"Firefighters in the Madison area do more for MDA and the families we serve than any other group, dedicating countless hours of their time every year participating in Fill the Boot drives and at MDA Summer Camp. We're grateful for the support of these inspiring, selfless individuals who have made a profound impact on our families' health, wellbeing and quality of life, and we're excited to make this year’s Madison Fill the Boot campaign the most successful yet."

Funds raised through the event will help support MDA's programs of worldwide research, specialized health care services and day-to-day support, which includes sending children affected by muscular dystrophy and related diseases to a weeklong, barrier-free MDA summer camp in Kenosha, according to the release.

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