Miles for MnFIRE Update – 9/18/21

MnFIRE’s newest fundraiser is a walk across Minnesota to raise awareness and much-needed funds for firefighter health. Miles for MnFIRE kicked off on Sept. 12 near Marietta, on the westernmost edge of the state, and is making its way through numerous Minnesota communities, including Lac Qui Parle, Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Meeker, McLeod, Carver, Hennepin, Ramsey counties. The walk ends Sept. 18 at the Minnesota Fallen Firefighter Memorial on the grounds of the State Capitol in St. Paul.

The final leg of Miles for MnFIRE is underway! Doug Foote started this morning in Hopkins, and is making his way through St. Louis Park and Minneapolis before ending his 200-mile journey in St. Paul.

Doug started Day Six yesterday in Waconia, and walked through Victoria, Chanhassen, Excelsior, Shorewood and Minnetonka before ending the day in Hopkins, where he was just 18 miles from the finish line. Throughout his walk, Doug has been joined by other firefighters, their families and community members who have seen firsthand the alarming rate of heart attacks, suicide and cancer affecting Minnesota’s hometown heroes.

Miles for MnFIRE will come to an end this afternoon at approximately 2:30 p.m. As Doug approaches the final mile of his journey, dozens of firefighters from across Minnesota are expected to don their turnout gear and walk with him to the end site at the Minnesota Fallen Firefighter Memorial site on the State Capitol grounds.

If you’d like to join Doug, and many others, on his last mile onto the Capitol grounds, you can find more details, including a map of Saturday’s route, HERE.

Doug’s long trek from Marietta to St. Paul has so far raised more than $13,000 for MnFIRE to continue its mission of supporting Minnesota firefighter health. There’s still time to make a donation HERE.

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Happy Thanksgiving! This year, we're thankful that the Hometown Heroes Assistance Program passed the Minnesota Legislature in 2021.

This is a MAJOR milestone in the fight for firefighter health in Minnesota. Because of it, every MN firefighter has access to the education, prevention and care needed to handle a cardiac, emotional trauma or cancer diagnosis. To say we're grateful is an understatement.
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Happy Thanksgiving! This year, were thankful that the Hometown Heroes Assistance Program passed the Minnesota Legislature in 2021.

This is a MAJOR milestone in the fight for firefighter health in Minnesota. Because of it, every MN firefighter has access to the education, prevention and care needed to handle a cardiac, emotional trauma or cancer diagnosis. To say were grateful is an understatement.

That's a wrap on Give to the Max Day 2021! Thank you, Minnesota!

With the passage of the Hometown Heroes Assistance Program and the success of Miles for MnFIRE, 2021 has been a huge year for firefighter health and wellness so far — and your support today will help us keep the momentum going for the health and well-being of firefighters across the state!

www.givemn.org/organization/Mnfire #GTMD21
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Thats a wrap on Give to the Max Day 2021! Thank you, Minnesota! 

With the passage of the Hometown Heroes Assistance Program and the success of Miles for MnFIRE, 2021 has been a huge year for firefighter health and wellness so far — and your support today will help us keep the momentum going for the health and well-being of firefighters across the state! 

https://www.givemn.org/organization/Mnfire #GTMD21

Boost the impact of your Give to the Max Day gift over the next hour! Submit those donations before 10:59 p.m. and MnFIRE has a chance to receive a special Power Hour award from GiveMN.org: www.givemn.org/organization/Mnfire #GTMD21 ... See MoreSee Less

Boost the impact of your Give to the Max Day gift over the next hour! Submit those donations before 10:59 p.m. and MnFIRE has a chance to receive a special Power Hour award from GiveMN.org: https://www.givemn.org/organization/Mnfire #GTMD21
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