Robson Fire Department offers thanks after successfully putting the boots to Muscular Dystrophy
This past Saturday, Robson Fire Fighters held out their boots in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada. The bar was set high from last year at $6,200 and the community of Robson and area stepped up at Johnny’s Grocery and Gas on Broadwater Road and raised $6,422!
To show their support for people with neuromuscular disorders, Robson Fire Fighters organized the 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 felt the total was so high from last year that it may have been tough to reach, but this community is amazing is so many ways, including generosity! I’m so very proud to be part of the RVFD and community of Robson. Huge thanks to Randy and his staff at Johnny’s Grocery and Gas for helping us execute a highly successful Boot Drive,” 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 – THANK YOU for supporting your local Fire Fighters in the battle against Muscular Dystrophy!