Firefighters hold boot drive Friday

Firefighters are holding a boot drive tomorrow (Oct. 14) to collect donations for muscular dystrophy.

Members of Mission Fire/Rescue will be in front of Real Canadian Superstore, the Junction and Mission Hills Shopping Centre from 5 to 9 p.m., holding out their boots.

Since 1954, Canadian firefighters 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 diseases are life-threatening and presently, there is no cure.