The Nelson firefighters are preparing to camp out on the roof of Safeway starting tomorrow.

Nelson firefighters set to camp out on Safeway roof to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy

Join Nelson firefighters on Thursday to Saturday as they hold a 54-hour rooftop campout in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

Join Nelson firefighters on Thursday to Saturday as they hold a 54-hour rooftop campout in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

Be sure to stop by Nelson’s Safeway where the firefighters will be camping and contribute to the cause with boots in hand.

To show their support for people with neuromuscular disorders, the local firefighters are organizing their third annual rooftop campout to raise awareness and funds to help “make muscles move.”

A rooftop campout is a fundraising event where members 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 to support Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

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.

Last year, Firefighters in BC and Yukon raised over $571,000 for Muscular Dystrophy Canada. It takes a firefighter 56 muscles to put on a boot; it takes you to help fill it.

By dropping your extra change into the boot, you are making muscles move in your community.

So come out to support your local firefighters in the battle against muscular dystrophy.

 

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