Pasadena firefighters will be busy filling their boots for a good cause Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 8 a.m. to noon.
Dressed in the full turnout gear worn when they fight fires, the men and women will be stationed at the intersections of Lake Avenue at San Pasqual Street and Foothill Boulevard at Rosemead Boulevard 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 medical care at clinics, summer camp for youngsters, and purchases and repairs of wheelchairs.
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.