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Nelson firefighters up to the task

It wasn’t easy conditions for the campout this year with a snowstorm hitting during the campaign. - photo submittted
It wasn’t easy conditions for the campout this year with a snowstorm hitting during the campaign.
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On December 20 to 22, Nelson firefighters camped out on a Canada Safeway rooftop for 54 hours and raised $12,770 in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

A rooftop campout is a fundraising event where local firefighters camp on the roof of a building, enduring below freezing temperatures, inclement weather, and whatever else nature throws their way, and collect donations from the public.

103.5 FM the Bridge broadcasted live from the campout location, enduring the elements alongside the Nelson Fire and Rescue members.

Sponsors for this year’s event were: 103.5 FM the Bridge, Nelson & District Credit Union, Nelson Chrysler Jeep, Nelson Home Hardware Building Centre, Nelson Fraternal Order of Eagles #22, Prestige Hotels and Resorts, Hume Hotel, CIBC Wood Gundy, Valhalla Path Realty, Taylor-Wilton Nelson Ltd, Canadian 2 for 1 Pizza, CIBC, Century 21 Mountainview Realty, Save On Foods, and Walmart.

Firefighters put out a special thank you to Canada Safeway for providing the location and their ongoing support for this event.

Since 1954, Canadian firefighters have been helping Muscular Dystrophy Canada fight the battle against muscular dystrophy — a group of over 150 types of neuromuscular disorders characterized by the wasting and progressive weakness of muscles. Over time, many people with neuromuscular disorders are unable to walk, speak, or ultimately breathe. Some diseases are life-threatening and presently, there is no cure.

The money raised by Nelson firefighters will be donated to improve the quality of life for people living with neuromuscular disorders by purchasing mobility equipment, providing support services, and funding research, which will one day lead to a cure.

 

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