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Firefighters raise the roof for muscular dystrophy

March 28, 2019

Lethbridge firefighters are camped out on the rooftop of Hudsons Pub in order to raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

“As a firefighter, I feel like we have an obligation to give back to the community and this is a great cause for us to be able to support,” said David Skilling, a firefighter taking part in the event.

“Coming out for four days, that’s easy. The people with muscular dystrophy have the real battle and this is easy for us. We’re glad to be out here, glad to be doing this and raising awareness and money for Muscular Dystrophy Canada.”

Muscular Dystrophy Canada has roughly 9800 registered clients across the country, according to Annelies Vanderlaan, the organization’s manager of firefighter relations.

“Without the firefighters, we as an organization wouldn’t be able to help the community and the individuals that we do. They’re a part of us in every sense of the word,” she said.

Firefighters will be on the roof until Sunday, March 31.