Leduc Raises most Funds Per Capita in Edmonton Region

Regional Rootop Campout raises $157,000 for Muscular Dystrophy

Vol 15, Issue 10, Leduc - Wetaskiwin Pipestone Flyer

Leduc Fire Services raised a remarkable fundraising total of $36,000 for its first year of participation in the national annual Rooftop Campout for Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Their official goal was $25,000.

“We received tremendous support from the community, local businesses and fellow City of Leduc staff,” says Karen Faryna, public relations coordinator with Leduc Fire Services. “We are overwhelmed by the level of encouragement we received from Leduc and area citizens. We live in and serve a fabulous city.”

Local firefighters volunteered their time to camp on the roof of the city’s Protective Services Building for four consecutive days with the windchill temperature one night plummeting to -46 C.

“We had firefighters on the roof in some of the worst winter weather we’ve seen in many years,” says Paul Benedetto, Leduc city manager. “I commend the many individuals who helped make this campaign such a great success, not only for the money raised but for the dedication and their conviction for this worthy cause and their unending support of one another.”

Listed below are the unofficial fundraising amounts from the other regional communities that participated in Rooftop Campout 2011. These amounts are unofficial until mid-March:

  • Edmonton: $50,000
  • Leduc: $36,000
  • St. Albert: $35,000
  • Strathcona: $20,000
  • Spruce Grove: $16,000

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