Local Fire Fighters holding Rooftop Campout to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy

Photo courtesy of the city of Leduc

Rooftop Campout goes until Thursday at 2 pm in Leduc

A longstanding tradition across Canada is back once again this year in Leduc.

Since Monday 4 local firefighters from Leduc have been camping out on top of the station to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy Canada(MDC).

One of those firefighters camping out this week is Sarah Baile who tells The One News how the fundraiser has gone so far.

"It's been fantastic, the support from the community has been very heartwarming if the weather hasn't been, and we've got lots of support from our department, from the community, people have come up to visit us and we're having a great time," says Baile.

The Union President for the Fire Station in Leduc is Doug Britton who explains how common a condition muscular dystrophy is.

"There are about 50 different kinds of muscular dystrophy things like MS, duchenne, ALS, the list goes on and on and at some point in time we're going to find a cure for that," says Britton.

Firefighters have supported MDC since 1954.

The goal with the nationwide initiative is to raise $100 million by 2020 to support individuals and families living impacted with neuromuscular disorders.

Britton and Baile are camping out with local firefighters Jordan Hamm, Braeden St. Louis, and Dalton Bassendowski.

They will be on the roof of Fire Station 1 at 4119 50 Street until 2 pm.

For more information on how you can donate just follow this link https://bit.ly/2J591Yf  (JSL/THE ONE NEWS)

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