After setting fundraising records for Muscular Dystrophy Canada twice, Sean Donovan says the North Dundas Fire Service has a higher goal than ever this year.
“In 2021, for our station alone, we raised over $4,000, which was a personal best for our station,” explains Donovan, a Fire Prevention Officer. “It’s the largest amount we ever raised, so, the next year, we were determined to do even better, and we did, we went over $7,000.”
That meant that the Chesterville station where Donovan works was one of the top stations in Canada, and he wants to repeat that success this year, with a goal of $10,000.
The money goes towards research into muscular dystrophy and support for people living with it, which Donovan says is important to him because it’s something he deals with himself.
“I’ve been involved with it ever since I’ve been a firefighter,” he says. “I, myself, have a mild form of [muscular dystrophy], so I have a personal connection.”
Firefighters across the country support Muscular Dystrophy Canada with “Fill the Boot” donation drives, collecting cash donations inside large boots.
Donovan says his team will be collecting donations at the corner of Main Street and Queen Street in Chesterville next Thursday, October 5th, from 3:00 to 7:00 PM.