From Grind for Kids – A local fire fighter will reach great heights in his effort to raise funds for a great cause later this month and he hopes to set a world record in the process.
On October 30*, fire fighter Mike Miskulin, a member of International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 4550 in Langley Township, will attempt to set a speed record for the Grouse Grind, the famous trail that climbs North Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain.
Miskulin’s attempt is tied to Grind For Kids and will specifically benefit the BC Children’s Hospital Burn Unit, which is funded by the British Columbia Professional Fire Fighters Association (BCPFFA), which is also affiliated with the IAFF.
Miskulin’s goal is to raise $10,000 for the Burn Unit through sponsorships for his record attempt. He’s been training on the Grouse Grind and believes he’s ready to eclipse the current overall men’s record of 23:48, which was set just in August.
Super Save Group has generously kicked off Miskulin’s fundraising effort with a $5,000 donation. “We’re grateful to Super Save Group for coming forward in such a big way, and helping Mike get off on the right foot,” says Andy Hewitson, a fellow fire fighter and President of IAFF Local 4550. “We encourage other businesses and citizens to follow their lead and cheer Mike on with a donation for this very worthy cause.”
Miskulin, 38, works out of the Walnut Grove fire station. He will make his attempt to break the record on Saturday, October 30 at 10:00 am*. The media are welcome to come out to Grouse Mountain to witness the attempt.
Click here to help Mike raise a mountain of money for BC Children’s Hospital!