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Nelson firefighters survive cold night for great cause — raise $7,000 to fight Muscular Dystrophy

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March 25th, 2014

Thirty-six hours on top of the Canada Safeway roof by a few Nelson firefighters netted Muscular Dystrophy Canada $7,000.

The rooftop campout is a fundraising event where local Nelson 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.

For 60 years, Canadian Fire Fighters 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 disorders are life-threatening and presently, there is no cure.
 
The money raised by Nelson Fire Fighters will be donated to improve the quality of life for people living with neuromuscular disorders, including the 7 local residents, by purchasing mobility equipment, providing support services, and funding research towards a cure.

Nelson firefighters would like to thank Nelsonites, as well as numerous businesses, for their generosity and for helping make muscles move.

Some of the local contributors include Canada Safeway, Georama Growers, Selkirk Paving, Nelson Chrysler, Nelson Ready-Mix, Nelson & District Credit Union, Prestige Lakeside Resort, Nelson Ford, Maglio Building Centre, Home Hardware, Coldwell Banker Real Estate, and Nelson Road Kings.

 

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