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County firefighters camping out on rooftop for Muscular Dystrophy Canada

County of Grande Prairie firefighters are setting up camp on the roof of Happy Trails RV today.

That’s where they’ll be spending 48 hours over the weekend as part of their first ever Rooftop Campout to raise awareness and funds for Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

The neuromuscular disorder affects several families in the region, and Ball says he’s proud and excited to help.

“I’ve had an opportunity personally to speak with those affected with muscular dystrophy in Grande Prairie and the County of Grande Prairie. Speaking with those people, it just touches your heart and you can’t help but be excited to help them any way you can.”

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They’ve set a goal of drumming up $5,000 for the cause.

Donations can be made online at www.muscle.ca/campout.

You can also donate to any County firefighter, and they’ll be accepting cash or cheque donations during the campout.

Cheques can be made out to Muscular Dystrophy Canada, and tax receipts are available.

Last year more than $370,000 was raised by 16 fire departments to improve the quality of life for people life with Muscular Dystrophy.

Across the country, more than $1 million has been raised through rooftop campouts since they started nine years ago.

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