This past Saturday, March 24, Robson firefighters held out their boots in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada.
The bar was set high from last year at $7,309 and the community of Robson and area stepped up at Johnny’s Grocery and Gas on Broadwater Road and raised $7,400.
To show their support for people with neuromuscular disorders, Robson firefighters organized the community boot drive to raise awareness and funds to help “make muscles move.”
A boot drive is a fundraising event where local firefighters go out into the community and collect donations from the public in 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.
The money raised by Robson firefighters 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 by the generosity of the community of Robson and all those that came out to help us raise funds for this very worthy cause. Huge thanks to Johnny’s Grocery and Gas as they step up big time to help us execute this event. We’ve had tremendous success each of the past four years with $6,200, $6,400, $6,600 and a whopping $7,300 last year so to surpass the total from last year is absolutely mind-blowing. I’m still in a bit of shock by the total of $7,400,” said Dustin LePage, MD Canada Chair and Captain with RVFD.