It was a ghoulish evening dedicated to a local hero facing a scary situation of his own.
Locals joined firefighters at the Port Carling fire hall for a special Halloween Dance on Friday, Oct. 26, held as a fundraiser for station chief Greg Cameron. Cameron was taken to hospital in July for a kidney transplant and a pancreas removal procedure.
After the procedures, Cameron ran into complications with his medication and was in hospital for six weeks. When he finally returned home in late August, he was faced with a $12,000 bill for medication that isn’t covered.
Muskoka Lakes fire chief Richard Hayes said the dance has helped shave $5,000 off from that hefty sum.
“He’s been doing quite well,” said Hayes. “He’s still on the mend.”
Cameron has been serving with the Port Carling station since 1977, and recently celebrated his 35th year as a Muskoka Lakes firefighter.
The dance is the second of its kind that local firefighters held for Cameron. Over the Labour Day long weekend, firefighters held a boot drive that raised more than $3,500.