Help Robson firefighters put the boot to Muscular Dystrophy
Join Robson Fire Fighters on March 28 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 Robson on March 28 from 7am to 7pm.
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. “Last year we were able to raise $6200 in the boot drive, almost $14,000 total, and were recognized at MDC’s Annual Conference with the ‘Up and Coming’ fire hall of the year award! We at RVFD are a very committed group and fully intend to live up to that title with the March 28th Boot Drive and other fundraising initiatives such as the 2nd Annual Firefighter Games!” says Dustin LePage, MD Canada Chair and Firefighter with RVFD.
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!