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Giving a boot to muscular dystrophy

Surrey firefighters raised $10,000 this year in their annual fall boot drive. Boot drives were held at various locations around Surrey, including Guildford Town Centre, Costco and Walmart.

Since 1954, Canadian firefighters have been helping Muscular Dystrophy Canada fight the battle against muscular dystrophy, a degenerative muscular illness which has no cure.

The money raised by the Surrey Fire Fighters was presented to Justin Johal and his mother Kal, along with a representative from Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Justin is a 19-year-old Surrey resident who is affected by Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy.

The funds raised will help Muscular Dystrophy Canada to purchase mobility equipment, provide support services and fund research.

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