Media advisory - Fever catches up with 500 fire fighters

MONTREAL, May 26 /CNW Telbec/ - First, there was the H1N1 Flu. Now, there's the Skyscraper Challenge Fever.

Never before have there been so many firefighters in full combat gear, paramedics and policemen gathered in the same place for the same cause - muscular dystrophy - as you'll see at the 13th edition of:

                          THE SCKYSCRAPER CHALLENGE

                         FRIDAY, MAY 28 AT 11:00 a.m.
                       MONTREAL'S STOCK EXCHANGE TOWER
                             800 PLACE VICTORIA

where participants will climb the 48 stories and 1,125 steps of the building. Normand Brathwaite, spokesperson for the Quebec Division of Muscular Dystrophy Canada, will be on site along with Mélissa Lavergne and Bélébélé, her African percussion group, to really rock the place. The two masters of ceremonies are from the Service de sécurité incendie de Montréal and both are trainers for climbing high-rises. Both have also acted as spokespersons of the event in the firefighting community. The event will be attended by many people with muscular dystrophy, as they are the prime motivation for participants. All these people will be available for interviews. The event aims to raise $50,000 for the cause this year and already we're getting close to reaching that objective.

Muscular Dystrophy Canada covers more than 150 disorders. The greatest number of Canadians with muscular dystrophy is found in Quebec.


For further information: For further information: Marie-Louise Delisle, Coordinator, Communications and Development, MDC-Quebec, (514) 393-3522, ext. 229,

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