Delta firefighters will be holding out their boots in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada at several locations today and tomorrow.
Firefighters will be at the Town Centre Mall and Bayside Village in Tsawwassen and at Tenant Park Square and Ladner Centre in Ladner from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
To show their support for people with neuromuscular disorders, firefighters take part in boot drives to raise awareness and money, using a firefighter boot to collect donations.
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. Over time, many people with neuromuscular disorders are unable to walk, speak or ultimately breathe.
There is no cure.
The money raised by Delta firefighters will be donated to improve the quality of life for people living with neuromuscular disorders by purchasing mobility equipment, providing support services and funding research.