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Ferguson and King breathe new life into fundraiser
When Cam Ferguson and his sister take on a challenge, they aren't simply full of hot air.
The Cowichan Bay Fire Rescue Deputy Chief and sister Cathy King are putting their mouths where their money is. What began as a friendly sibling challenge has escalated into a full-blown fundraiser for a worthy cause.
They'll both be walking five kilometres in full firefighter gear, including self-contained breathing apparatus, as the premise of a fundraising promise during the Nanaimo Safeway Walk for Muscular Dystrophy Sept. 28.
Ferguson made a pledge over social media that he would do the walk in full firefighter gear if he raised $1,000, wearing breathing apparatus if the total reached $1,500 and breathing only the air on his back if he hit the $2,000 mark.
King got into the act and pledged to do the same. The only difference is she's not a firefighter.
Only two weeks before the event, they're sitting neck-and-neck in the fundraising.
Current totals mean both will at least be wearing full firefighter gear and a self-contained breathing apparatus.
King's making a push to win the competition and will also be breathing from the tanks if she has her way.
King is going about her fundraising slightly differently by collecting bottles while Ferguson sticks to the social media route.
The event takes place at Nanaimo's Maffeo Sutton Park from noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 28 with a barbecue, entertainment and two firefighters going above and beyond the call of duty to support those affected by neuromuscular disorders.
For information, go to www.walkformusculardystrophy.ca.