Muscular Dystrophy Fundraising Events
The Mission Fire Rescue Service held its first Boot Drive in 1984. Retired Firefighter Mal Wood has actively been involved in supporting and organizing fundraising events with the Mission Fire Fighters since 1994. One year later he became the advisor for the Fraser Valley Region and the Mission Fire Rescue Service doubled its campaign total from the previous year.
In 1995 the Mission Fire Rescue Service adopted Daniel Forden, an eight-year old boy with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, to be part of our team and help improve the awareness of Muscular Dystrophy. Daniel was made an “Honourary Fire Chief” of the Department, and attended fundraising and social events whenever possible.
The Mission Fire Rescue Service staff were saddened when they lost their hero Daniel Forden to Muscular Dystrophy in 2001. With the thoughts of Daniel always present, the Department strives to keep public awareness of Muscular Dystrophy a high priority in its service to the community. The members of the Mission Firefighters’ Association hold the following events in our community annually in order to raise awareness and financial aid for Muscular Dystrophy:
– Fire Truck Pull Challenge
– Firefighter Car Wash
– Boot Drives
The Mission Firefighters’ Association gratefully thanks all of you who generously donated to this worthwhile cause.