I will be participating in the nine-day, 800-plus km Cops for Cancer Tour de Coast in support of the Canadian Cancer Society this fall. This is my first year participating in the event. As daunting as the bike ride might be, I’ve committed to raising at least $6,000 to help support this great cause.
The Cops for Cancer bike tour is a community-based event that sees teams of cyclists from various first responders across British Columbia bike approximately 80-100 km per day, stopping in communities and participating in various fundraising events. The aim of the tour is to help raising money for pediatric cancer research and help support various pediatric cancer programs. More than 60 communites in British Columbia and over 1000 volunteers are involved in the event with the goal to raise over $2.6 million dollars in 2018.
So far, Cops for Cancer has helped raise over $50 million to support life-saving pediatric cancer research and support programs such as Camp Goodtimes. What is Camp Goodtimes? It is a summer camp going back to 1985 set up in B.C. that helps provide a safety-focused, fun program for children and their families that have been impacted by pediatric cancer. It helps almost 600 children per year.
We’ve all been touched by cancer in some way or the other. Approximately 1 in 2 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Even if it doesn’t have a direct effect on your life, it’s likely that someone close to you has had it impact their own life.
So please consider making a donation to a cause that has impacted the lives of so many kids and made a difference in my own.
Thank you for your support! Each little bit can help us in the fight against cancer.
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