Firefighter fundraiser

Penticton Fire Department firefighters will fight off the elements in their latest fundraiser and awareness campaign for muscular dystrophy.

A rooftop campout is scheduled for Feb. 28 to March 2, when firefighters will camp on the roof of the Penticton Safeway building in shifts, eating and sleeping on the roof as donations are taken below at the Safeway registers and online.

Proceeds go to Muscular Dystrophy Canada, an organization with the mission to improve the quality of life for people living with neuromuscular disorders through equipment purchases and support services, as well as research funding.

“We are hoping Mother Nature is good to us, but we are ready for whatever temperatures and inclement weather might be headed our way,” said Ryan Bazley, Penticton Fire Department fundraising co-ordinator.

“The Penticton Fire Department is honoured to help raise the profile of Muscular Dystrophy Canada and the importance of their work.”

The campaign goal is to raise $10,000, and donors can contribute in person at Safeway or online.

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