Firefighters put boot to MD

Keep your eyes open for firefighters with boots in hand when they hit the street Nov. 27 and 28 for the 30th Annual Boot Drive.

Keep your eyes open for Cowichan Valley firefighters with boots in hand when they hit the street Nov. 27 and 28 for the 30th Annual Boot Drive.

The drive aims to raise awareness and funds for Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

Taking part are firefighters from Duncan, North Cowichan, Maple Bay, Sahtlam, Mill Bay, Malahat and Cowichan Bay departments.

“It is through the support of the Cowichan Valley citizens that this event continues to be a huge success, raising over $390,000 in the last 29 years,” said Cam Ferguson, chair of the BC Firefighters Advisory Committee to Muscular Dystrophy Canada in a press release. “Through your support, many people living with neuromuscular disorders are living longer, more independent and more productive lives. Over the last 30 years we have seen the life expectancy of someone living with duchenne muscular dystrophy more than triple.”

Muscular Dystrophy Canada provides funds to assist local people living with neuromuscular disorders to lead a full life by providing services that increase mobility and encourage independence.

They also fund medical research into the condition and educational information.

Locations you can expect to see firefighters in Cowichan include Cowichan Commons, Duncan Mall, Superstore, Beverly Corners, Valley View Centre and Mill Bay Centre.

You can also donate to the cause online at www.muscle.ca

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