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These boots are made for stamping out Muscular Dystrophy

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
March 4th, 2014

Have boot will travel is the motto of the Nelson Fire Department this week as firefighters take to the roof of Safeway for the 36-hour rooftop campout in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

This the fourth year NFD has organized the rooftop campout to raise awareness and funds — which includes 50,000 Canadians, and seven local residents that are affected by muscular dystrophy.

The fundraising event, set for Thursday and Friday (March 6-7) has local firefighters camping on the roof of a building, enduring below freezing temperatures, inclement weather, and whatever else nature throws their way, and collects donations from the public to support Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

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 diseases 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 by purchasing mobility equipment, providing support services, and funding research, which will one day lead to a cure. To donate online, please visit the website: http://muscle.akaraisin.com/nelsoncampout2014

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