Automotive Aftermarket charity golf tourney Shad’s R&R has raised another $135,000 for research into Muscular Dystrophy, bringing the cumulative total raised over the years to $2,525,000.
The tournament, attended by some 300 aftermarket businesspeople, has been an annual June affair for 29 years.
The keynote speaker after a day’s golf was Yann Lefebvre, a Montreal firefighter with a passion for climbing stairs. In 1998 he climbed 15,833 stairs in 24 separate buildings in 1 hour 48 minutes, a world record apparently. Additional exploits include roller blading from coast to coast in 2001, a feat which raised $600,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada.
"We’re out there every day trying to help people," he said. "See others doing it is just fantastic. He told attendees that progress continues to be made in research into the disease, including February 2002 announcement that a gene for a type muscular dystrophy had been discovered by Canadian researchers.
"Anticipation is greater than ever of advances in the near future," says Lefebvre.
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