Pasadena firefighters will be busy filling their boots for a good cause Saturday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Dressed in the full turnout gear worn when they fight fires, the men and women will be stationed at the intersections of Colorado Boulevard and Delacey Avenue, South Lake Avenue and San Pasqual Street, and Foothill and Rosemead boulevards, where they will greet motorists, shoppers and other passersby while seeking donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Cash and checks will be accepted.
Proceeds from the “Fill the Boot” event will help MDA provide services to area families, including expert medical care at clinics, summer camp for youngsters, purchases and repairs of wheelchairs and leg braces, scientific research and more.
The International Association of Firefighters is the largest sponsor of MDA and the strongest campaigner for research efforts. MDA has been partnering with firefighters throughout the U.S. since 1954, raising funding and awareness for those affected by 43 neuromuscular diseases.