High Rise Challenge


High Rise Challenge

The High Rise Challenge is a physical test that sees participants raise funds to support Canadians impacted by neuromuscular disorders (NMD). Muscular Dystrophy Canada uses these funds to advance research, provide programs and services, and advocate on behalf of the NMD community.

This event was established in 1997 by a Montreal Fire Fighter, Denis Harel, who climbed the stairs of 30 buildings in downtown Montreal. In 1998, he passed the torch to Yan Lefebvre, a Pointe-Claire Fire Fighter, whose performance was certified in the Guinness Book of Records. Since then, the challenge has been met by Fire Fighters from over 300 different fire departments across Quebec and has grown to include departments from across the country.

We are excited to announce the 24th edition of the High Rise Challenge has something for everyone. For those of you in Quebec, we are offering an in-person stair climb at the La Cité de l’énergie in Shawinigan; and for anyone who can’t make it to the in-person event we have challenges you can do right in your own home or neighbourhood in a safe, responsible way depending on the COVID-19 restrictions in your area.

To learn more, visit us at highrisechallenge.ca.

Muscular Dystrophy Canada (MDC) is grateful for individuals and groups that raise funds through independent fundraising events. These events are not administered or organized by MDC. If an individual or group has registered their fundraising intent with MDC, they are provided a MDC ‘proud supporter’ logo and letter of support. If you are approached by an individual or group presenting itself as an MDC proxy, and they are not able to provide an MDC letter of support, we encourage you to call us at 1-800-567-2873. If you do wish to make a gift, you can do so directly by visiting us online at muscle.ca/donate or calling us at 1-800-567-2873.