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Local Firefighter Riding High for Muscular Dystrophy Canada

(Thursday, June 18, 2009) – Greg Macdonald a “courageous” Firefighter from the Westphal Cole Harbour Firefighters Association (WCHFFA), will be perched on a ladder truck this weekend for 50 hours in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

Greg will begin his ascent at 12:00 noon on June 19th to raise funds to help those living with neuromuscular disorders in the Halifax Regional Municipality.

This weekend celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Annual Don Crook Memorial Ladder-a-thon that is being held at the Sobeys parking lot of the 4 Forest Hills Shopping Centre. While Greg sits in the air from 12:00 pm Friday to 2:00 pm Sunday, other members and volunteers of the WCHFFA will be collecting donations from the public through their boot tolls and BBQ sales. In addition, there will be a fire truck muster on Sunday from 10-2 pm – all welcome.

Since 1954, Canadian Firefighters have been helping Muscular Dystrophy Canada provide essential services to families affected by neuromuscular disorders. Their funding provides financial assistance with the purchase of mobility equipment, information/education, support, advocacy and research.

The WCHFFA is the biggest supporter of Muscular Dystrophy Canada - Atlantic Region. Since joining the fight against neuromuscular disorders in 1983, WCHFFA has raised over $540,000. They are a dedicated group of Firefighters that initiate, organize and execute various fundraising activities throughout the year.

For further information, please see our website at or to donate online visit

Help us make muscles move!


For more information please contact:

Lt. Mark Burgess
Public Relations - WCHFFA
Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency

Shelley McWilliams
Muscular Dystrophy Canada
Bus: 902.429.6322 ext. 223




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