Firefighters Jared MacLeod, left, and Lt. Blair Pinker, with the Nanaimo Professional Firefighters’ Charitable Society, are co-organizers of this year’s Boot Drive to raise money for those suffering from muscular dystrophy. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Nanaimo firefighters want to fill their boots for Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Nanaimo Professional Firefighters holding a boot drive this week, Sept. 13-14

Nanaimo firefighters hope their boots can symbolize important steps in supporting those suffering from muscular dystrophy.

The Nanaimo Professional Firefighters IAFF 905 Charitable Society is holding its annual Boot Drive this week, Sept. 13-14, to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

“It’s to create awareness about MD. We go and canvass a couple different places, we put the boot out and people fill it,” said Jared MacLeod, co-organizer of this year’s drive. “The hope is that we can raise some money and that money goes towards awareness, it goes towards research, it goes towards treatment, it goes towards helping families.”

He said Nanaimo firefighters have a tradition of supporting the cause.

Firefighters will be bringing their boots to four supermarkets both Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. both days. They will be at the Save-On-Foods locations at Woodgrove Centre and at Country Club Centre and the Country Grocer locations at Bowen Road and at Chase River.



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