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BX Firefighters Holding Boot Drive to Benefit Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Posted Monday, October 26, 2020

The BX-Swan Lake firefighters are holding a boot drive to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy Canada (MDC) on Halloween - October 31, 2020.  Firefighters will be collecting donations from 10 am to 4 pm at the Swan Lake Nurseryland (7920 Highland Road, Vernon) and at Butcher Boys (7920 Highland Road, Vernon).

Muscular Dystrophy is a term used to describe a group of more than 160 different neuromuscular disorders characterized by progressive deterioration of muscle strength. The causes, symptoms, age of onset, severity and progression vary depending on the exact diagnosis and the individual. The BX-Swan Lake Firefighters, and many other Canadian fire departments, have a long history of raising money to support Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

“This year is challenging in many ways, and while COVID-19 has negatively impacted the amount of donations that MDC has received, the demand for their services, programs and research has not slowed,” said Ashton Hickson, BX-Swan Lake Firefighter. “We have a comprehensive plan that was vetted by our Occupational Health and Safety Committee to adapt our fundraising efforts to be in line with COVID-19 safety precautions.”

At the in-person donation events, both on October 31, firefighters will wear masks and gloves, maintain physical distance, and have contactless payment options. They will also have hand sanitizer available.

Online donations can be made at https://muscle.akaraisin.com/ui/virtualfilltheboot/t/BXSwanLakeFirefighters

Pictured: Ashton Hickson, Firefighter with the BX-Swan Lake Fire Rescue