Firefighters shaking their boots for charity

Local emergency workers will fan out around Penticton on Sunday to raise money for muscular dystrophy research

The Penticton firefighters have been very busy! No, not just putting out fires, they’re lending a hand in their community too.

From hand delivering a birthday cake for a local child with muscular dystrophy, to now shaking their boots in this year’s annual boot drive, the Penticton firefighters are everywhere making a difference for people with neuromuscular disorders. You can find the Penticton Fire Fighters at Walmart and Safeway stores on Sunday, Sept. 22. Stop by from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to say hello and drop off your extra change to help the firefighters fill their boots.

Funds raised by the firefighters are used to provide support for those living muscular dystrophy, a group of over 150 types of neuromuscular disorders characterized by the wasting and progressive weakness of muscles.

By dropping your extra change at Safeway and Walmart, you are making muscles move in your community. So please come out to support your local firefighters in the battle against muscular dystrophy!