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.