Hello and thank you for taking the time to visit my fundraising page!
My name is Jason Gray and I am participating in the 2018 Cops for Cancer - Tour de Coast which will raise funds towards paediatric cancer research and Camp Goodtimes to be followed by a 9 day 800 kilometre bike tour in support of the event.
I have been a police officer with the Vancouver Police Department since 1999 and currently hold the rank of Sergeant working within the Professional Standards Section. Previously, I was assigned to the Major Crime Section and Operations Division including bicycle patrol.
I am married and have two teenaged children who have been encouraging me to participate in Cops for Cancer for several years because they have seen others like me visit their school and they have not forgotten the excitement and impression those police officers left on them and their school!
I am a avid road cyclist and mountain biker. I have previously completed multiple 100km+ rides as a way of maintaining my fitness and enjoying the comraderie of fellow riders.
I am so excited to be given the opportunity to combine my love of policing and bike riding into an amazing fundraising event which has helped and provided hope to so may children battling cancer. I am excited to be an ambassador for the Canadian Cancer Society and being a positive role model for the children that I will meet along the ride and during other lead-up events.
I am also excited for my children to see me engaged in the fundraising for this event and I hope I can inspire them to further their own social conscience so that they can also make a difference in the lives of others as they grow into adults!
I have seen how cancer affects those and the loved ones around them. I recently assisted a close friend as they battled cancer and am happy to report that they are winning that battle. It was not that long ago, that my friends type of cancer would have meant a much lower survival rate, but I believe that similar fundraisers have made a huge difference and allowed for research into making this cancer treatable.
I believe we all know someone who has been affected by cancer. Last year, Cops for Cancer raised over $600,000 towards paediatric Cancer research and Camp Goodtimes.
Through my participation in Cops for Cancer I want to provide hope and make a difference in the lives of children who are battling paediatric cancers.
Please pledge and help me reach my fundraising goal of $6000! Every pledge takes us one step further in the fight against cancer. Online pledging is secure and it saves the Canadian Cancer Society money by reducing administrative costs.
Thanks for your support!
Please pass along my website address http://convio.cancer.ca/goto/jasongray