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Penticton firefighters shake their boots for Muscular Dystrophy

September 14, 2015 - 4:00 PM

Join the Penticton firefighters who are taking part in a valley wide boot drive. 

On Saturday, Sept. 19 they shake their boots across the valley in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

Stop by and drop off your extra change at one of these locations: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Penticton Market at Main and Westminster Ave, and from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. at Safeway on Main.

Funds raised by the Okanagan Valley Fire Fighters are used to provide support for those living muscular dystrophy, a group of over 150 types of neuromuscular disorders that are characterized by the wasting and progressive weakness of muscles. Over time, many people with muscular dystrophy are unable to walk, speak, or ultimately breathe. Some diseases are life-threatening and presently, there is no cure. These funds help support research, education, services and equipment.

It takes a firefighter 56 muscles to put on a boot; it takes YOU to help fill it.

By dropping your extra change into the boot, you are making muscles move in your community.

So come out to support your local Fire Fighters in the battle against muscular dystrophy.

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