Mattamy Homes Joins Forces With Airdrie Firefighters Association In Support Of Muscular Dystrophy Canada
CALGARY — Mattamy Homes, platinum sponsor for the Airdrie Firefighters Association’s rooftop campout, is pleased to announce a total of $11,534.70 was raised for Muscular Dystrophy Canada this past weekend. On Thursday, February 25, three Airdrie firefighters took to the rooftop of a local Boston Pizza for a 72-hour challenge to raise awareness and funds for Muscular Dystrophy Canada.
Since its inception three years ago, the Airdrie Firefighters Association’s Rooftop Campout has raised a total of $42,365.65 for Muscular Dystrophy Canada, helping to improve the quality of life for those impacted by the deteriorating disease. Donations are collected both online and through a customary tradition of lowering a firefighter’s boot from the rooftop to collect donations from locals on the ground.
“We are proud to be partnering with Muscular Dystrophy Canada for our third annual rooftop campout as we strive to raise awareness for this important cause,” said Tom Jukes, Charity Committee Member/Co-organizer, Airdrie Firefighters Association. “Compared to the obstacles those with Muscular Dystrophy encounter every day, the 72 hour campout is a small challenge our firefighters face to show our united support.”
Thanks to the support of locals and corporate sponsors, the Airdrie Firefighters Association surpassed its 2016 fundraising goal of $10,000. All donations received will directly benefit Muscular Dystrophy Canada and help fund its programs and services. 2016 marks the first year Mattamy Homes has participated in the rooftop fundraiser, reflecting the homebuilder’s ongoing commitment to serving and supporting the communities in which it operates.
“Mattamy Homes is dedicated to creating resilient and caring communities, and the Airdrie Firefighters Association’s Rooftop Campout is a prime example of how people can come together to support an important cause,” said Don Barrineau, Calgary Division President, Mattamy Homes. “We are proud to be playing a role in this important program and backing our local heroes in their admirable efforts to support Muscular Dystrophy Canada.”
This year’s campout included a rooftop spin class for Airdrie locals, a live musical performance from local talent, and a silent auction over the course of the weekend in further support of the cause. For more information on the Airdrie Professional Firefighters Association and the 2016 Rooftop Campout, please visit http://www.airdriefirefighters.com/.