NEW GLASGOW – Local firefighters are joining forces with fellow firefighters from across the province.
The Pictou County Walk for Muscular Dystrophy will take place at the Scotsburn Fire Hall on Saturday, June 25, beginning at noon, and registration begins at 11 a.m.
The walk will be followed by a barbecue hosted by the Scotsburn Fire Department. Local fire departments are also being invited to bring fire trucks as part of an emergency vehicles display around the pond in Scotsburn, a familiar location to many who attend the Pork Chop Barbecue there each year.
Muscular Dystrophy is the name of a group of progressive genetic muscle disorders that are characterized by the progressive weakening and wasting of the muscles that control body movement. It can lead to a shortened life expectancy. There is no cure.
“Monies raised through the Walk for Muscular Dystrophy fund research for a cure and help provide services, mobility equipment, assistive devices and education, your support is truly appreciated” says Revenue Development manager, Rebecca Bourbonnais.
Isaac Fraser and his family are this year’s ambassadors.
“Isaac is a happy-go-lucky three-and-a-half-year-old who doesn’t let his everyday challenges get him down,” says his mom, Sarah.
“Isaac is not able to walk or crawl yet. This is why ongoing support from Muscular Dystrophy Canada is greatly appreciated as he grows bigger and faces more complications from his MD. Isaac had a great time participating in last year’s Walk for Muscular Dystrophy and he’s very much looking forward to seeing everyone there again this June.”
Above photo: Pictou County Firefighter Association treasurer Steve Cotter, right, presents a cheque for $19,684.36 to Shelley McWilliam, Revenue Development manager for Muscular Dystrophy Canada. This represents the funds
collected during the Easter Boot Drive. The presentation was part of the PCFA quarterly meeting in Merigomish. (Submitted photo)