More than six grand raised by Robson VFD

Donations accepted for muscular dystrophy treatment and research

On Saturday, March 15th, Robson Volunteer Fire Fighters held out their boots in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada.   Thanks to the huge support of community, including local business Johnny’s Grocery and Gas, the event was a massive success taking a total of $6259.50!

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’re absolutely blown away with the results of this boot drive; it went WAY beyond our expectations”, says Dustin LePage, Muscular Dystrophy Canada Chair and Firefighter with RVFD.

“Wow wow wow!  Great work Robson Volunteer Fire Department,” says Alyssa Goad of Muscular Dystrophy Canada”

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