Local firefighters will be camping on the Safeway roof on March 6 to 7 to raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

Firefighters raise funds on roof

Join Nelson firefighters on March 6 and 7 as they hold a 36 hour rooftop camp out in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

Join Nelson firefighters on March 6 and 7 as they hold a 36 hour rooftop camp out in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

Be sure to stop by the Canada Safeway at 211 Anderson Street where the firefighters will be camping and contribute to the cause with boots in hand!

The event helps local firefighters show their support for the 50,000 Canadians, including seven local residents, that are affected by muscular dystrophy. This is the fourth annual event in Nelson.

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

For 60 years, 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.

To donate online, please visit their website at http://muscle.akaraisin.com/nelsoncampout2014.

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