Winnipeg firefighter camp-out raises $100K for Muscular Dystrophy Canada

After camping on the roof of the Osborne Village fire hall through snow, wind and rain, firefighters in Winnipeg handed over a $100,000 cheque to Muscular Dystrophy Canada on Friday.

On Tuesday, the firefighters began their eighth annual rooftop camp-out for Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

They camped on the roof of the fire hall, dropping down a rubber boot to collect donations.

They also collected donations on the street during the 72-hour fundraising campaign.

"Once again the generosity of Winnipeggers is amazing and inspiring. This event raised $12,000 in our first year and now, eight years later, we are able to present a cheque to Muscular Dystrophy Canada in the amount of $100,000," said Chad Swayze, a senior firefighter and camp-out organizer, in a news release.

The event has raised a total of $500,000 over the past eight years.