Can you spare a moment and a few dollars to help?
On June 21, 2018 I will be participating in the Vancouver Police Department’s Cops for Cancer Celebrity Jail and Bail on the corner of West Georgia & Granville Street in Downtown Vancouver.
This event helps the Vancouver Police Department tour de Coast team and VPD officers who are going beyond the call for this COPS FOR CANCER event. Many brave men and women will cycle over 800 kms in 9 days to raise funds and awareness to help combat cancer.
EVERY DOLLAR I raise goes directly to the Canadian Cancer Society and provides funds to combat cancer in many ways, including improving treatments, leading-edge pediatric cancer research and programs for kids, including Camp Goodtimes.
EVERY DONATION, small or large, makes a huge difference and will help to change lives and fight cancer.
Can I ask you a huge favour? Would you please consider making a small donation to help me in my efforts to help fight cancer?
Please consider supporting with a donation and click DONATE NOW or visit this webpage:
Each donation to my page helps to build momentum over the next few days!
If you would prefer to “bail me out” of celebrity jail, and have your donation acknowledged during the event, please contact me at Melissa.DeGenova@vancouver.ca or call me at 604-366-9197 and I will announce your pledge from the mock cell that I will be held in during the time of the event!
Cancer is devastating, but TOGETHER, we can make a difference.
*Every donation is eligible for a full charitable receipt.
About Councillor Melissa De Genova
Elected in 2014, Councillor Melissa De Genova has a long history of community and public service. She previously served as a Park Board commissioner and developed a passion for civic issues at a very young age. Councillor De Genova chose to run for City Council for several reasons including, adding the voice of a millennial to Vancouver government and to bring her experience in housing to create affordable and realistic housing solutions in our city, in light of the Vancouver’s housing crisis.
She is a board director and gala chair for Honour House Society, a refuge for Canadian Forces, veterans, first responders, and their families to stay, while they receive medical care in Metro Vancouver. She is a past board director of Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre, and has also volunteered her time on boards and committees with several charitable organizations, including Odd Squad Productions and the Salvation Army's "Hope in the Inner City" Gala in the Downtown Eastside. In 2016 Business in Vancouver named Melissa in Vancouver’s “Top Forty under 40” for her leadership in developing affordable housing.
She holds a political science degree from Simon Fraser University and has in the past worked in senior management roles for many companies and organizations in both non-profit and private sectors. Melissa lives in East Vancouver with her husband and their infant daughter.