The Robson Fire Department is raising money for muscular dystrophy. Photo: Maple Ridge Fire Department

The Robson Fire Department is raising money for muscular dystrophy. Photo: Maple Ridge Fire Department

Robson firefighters’ rooftop campout to raise funds for muscular dystrophy

Firefighters will camp on top of Johnny’s in Robson overnight on Oct. 2

Submitted by Robson Volunteer Fire Department

The Robson Volunteer Fire Department will once again be hosting a rooftop campout to raise critical funds and awareness for Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

The event will begin at 8 a.m. on Oct. 2 and end 24 hours later. The firefighters will be camped out atop Johnnys Grocery & Gas on Broadwater Road. Local firefighters are seeking pledges for staying on the rooftop.

Many prizes will be available and proceeds from gas will be donated to the cause that day as well.

For more than 65 years, firefighters have been supporting MD Canada and Canadians impacted by neuromuscular disorders and it is a longstanding tradition that both groups are extremely proud of.

Muscular dystrophy is a group of over 100 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.

“Our MD Canada annual fundraising initiatives have become a big part of the traditions at Robson Fire and I couldn’t be more proud of our community and RVFD members for continually improving annual totals that are truly off the charts for a community of our size,” says RVFD Chief Jeff Grant.

Rebecca Brohman, Muscular Dystrophy Canada chair and captain with RVFD adds, “The muscular dystrophy cause is very near and dear to us firefighters right across Canada and our crew at Robson Fire is no different. We will be at Johnnys for 24 hours, accepting donations through the day and camped out on the roof over night.

“This event is perfect because it allows us to support a great cause while following all COVID health and safety protocols. Come on down to see us, fill up your gas tank and if you can spare some money to add to the boot, even better.”

If you can not make it to the event but would still like to support the cause, donations can be made through the RVFD fundraising page at MdRobson.com



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