Article and photo by Lynn Zahorik
South Metro Fire Rescue (SMFR) firefighters gathered on Labor Day weekend at King Soopers shopping center in Castle Pines to fundraise for the 65th annual Fill the Boot campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
Money raised through the drive goes toward helping children and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle debilitating diseases.
SMFR collected the most money in the state – $130,404.74! Captain Paul Slater and firefighter Isaiah Hartman (pictured above) were two of the many firefighters who donated their time to raise money for the cause. They had the additional support and charm of Champ, one of the two SMFR emergency responder service dogs.
Learn more about service dogs Champ and Molson in the upcoming November issue.