Mission fire fighters will be holding out their boots for donations to support Muscular Dystrophy Canada (MDC) on Friday, Sept. 20 and Sept.27.
They will be at the Real Canadian Superstore, The Junction Mall, Wal-Mart, and Mission Hills Shopping Mall from 5 to 9 p.m. on both days.
Since 1954, Canadian fire fighters have been helping MDC 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.
The money raised by local fire fighters will be donated to improve the quality of life for people living with neuromuscular disorders by purchasing mobility equipment, providing support services, and funding research, which will one day lead to a cure.
It takes a fire fighter 56 muscles to put on a boot, but it takes you to help fill it. By dropping your extra change into the boot, you are making muscles move in your community.