Robson Fire Department asks you to help 'Fill The Boot' for Muscular Dystrophy

Castlegar Source
By Castlegar Source
March 16th, 2017

Join Robson Fire Fighters on March 25 as they hold out their boots in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Be sure to look out for Fire Fighters with boot in hand and stop by to contribute to the cause at Johnny’s Grocery and Gas on Broadwater Road in Robson on March 25 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.   A portion of proceeds from fuel that day will go to the cause and Johnny’s Grocery and Gas is providing lots of cool prizes. 

To show their support for people with neuromuscular disorders, Robson Fire Fighters are organizing a community boot drive to raise awareness and funds to help ‘make muscles move’. A boot drive is a fundraising event where local Fire Fighters go out into the community and collect donations from the public in their boots.  

Since 1954, Canadian Fire Fighters have been helping Muscular Dystrophy Canada fight the battle against muscular dystrophy—a group of over 100 types of neuromuscular disorders characterized by the wasting and progressive weakness of muscles. Over time, many people with neuromuscular disorders are unable to walk, speak, or ultimately breathe. Some disorders are life-threatening and presently, there is no cure. 

The money raised by Robson Fire Fighters will be donated to Muscular Dystrophy Canada to support their mission of enhancing the lives of those affected with neuromuscular disorders by continually working to provide ongoing support and resources while relentlessly searching for a cure. 

“We’ve grown our total each of the last three years and, with all hands on deck, we fully expect to continue with that trend,” said Dustin LePage, Muscular Dystrophy Canada Chair and Captain with RVFD.    “The Boot Drive is our first fundraiser for the year leading into the Labour Day long weekend Firefighter Games.”

It takes a Fire Fighter 56 muscles to put on a boot; it takes YOU to help fill it. By dropping your extra change into the boot, you are helping make muscles move in your community – support your local Fire Fighters in the battle against Muscular Dystrophy! 

For more information contact LePage at 250-608-3635.

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