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Help City Firefighters 'Fill the Boot' This Weekend

Come help the Brookfield firefighters 'flll the boot' from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Brookfield city firefighters are seeking the public's help to fill their boots Saturday to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (M.D.A.)

From 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday, firefighters will be at six grocery stores across the city:

  • , 18985 W. Capitol Dr.
  • , 17630 W. Bluemound Rd.
  • , 12735 W. Capitol Dr.
  • , 17295 W. Capitol Dr.
  • , 2205 N. Calhoun Rd.
  • , 15170 W. Greenfield Ave.

In 2011 City of Brookfield firefighters raised $8,229. Over the past decade the total raised has been nearly $68,000.

The International Association of Fire Fighters (I.A.F.F.), representing fire departments across the country, raised $27.2 million of the MDA's total $61.4 million fundraising in 2011. This is the IAFF's 57th year supporting the MDA.

The annual Fill-the-Boot campaign is a national program to support the MDA. All donations benefit local MDA clients, helping to send children and young adults to MDA Summer Camp in Camp Lake, purchase and repair wheelchairs and facilitate support groups and clinic visits at Children’s Hospital and Froedtert Memorial Hospital.

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