Firefighter Wesley Bauman heads to an ice bath on the roof of Fire Hall 2, 10217 107 St., as he and four other firefighters take part in a rooftop campout in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada, in Edmonton Thursday Feb. 21, 2019. Batman added the ice bath component to this years campout as a way to up the ante. The firefighters hoped to raise $120,000 during the 14th annual event. The campout continues until 10 am on Feb. 22. Go to muscle.ca/campout to donate.
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Four city firefighters are embracing the cold as they camp on the roof of a downtown fire hall, refusing to come down until they meet their $120,000 fundraising goal.The crew has been camping on the roof of Station 2, 10217 107 St., since Tuesday but as of Friday morning, was just over the halfway mark of the goal. The team originally planned to end the campout Friday and their commitment could take them back into deepfreeze temperatures.Snow is in the forecast over the next few days, including what Environment Canada considers an abnormal temperature trend Saturday with the mercury expected to plunge to -18C during the day and a blustery -25C overnight.All the dollars raised during the annual Rooftop Campout will go to Muscular Dystrophy Canada, supporting those with neuromuscular disorders. The money will help buy mobility equipment, provide support services and fund research to find a cure.Firefighters have raised roughly $85 million for Muscular Dystrophy Canada since its inception in 1954.Donations can be made online at http://www.RooftopCampout.ca or supporters can stop by any Edmonton fire hall, including Station 2.