Father camps in cold to raise money for sick kids

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From the Edmonton Star:

EDMONTON, Alberta — In the midst of the January cold, most Edmontonians can’t wait to end their days bundled up in the warm indoors. But not Peter Burgess, who has been sleeping in a tent in Edmonton’s frigid river valley for five nights in a row now.

“Getting up is a chore,” the 53-year-old father said. Still, he gets up every morning in memory of his daughter, Elan, who died at the age of 3 in Edmonton’s Stollery Children’s Hospital in 2007.

This is Burgess’s third year of camping out in the cold for a week, with the goal of raising $15,00 dollars for the hospital that once cared for his youngest child. He has reached $12,000, with two days to go.

The full story can be found at the Edmonton Star.

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at editor@rvdailyreport.com.

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