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Cops for Cancer - Tour de Rock 2017

Rogers Elementary

Cops for Cancer is an exciting annual event that takes place this fall, September 23 - October 6, 2017. We are so honoured to have the opportunity to welcome the team to Rogers Elementary on October 6th. We even have a personal connection this year. Mrs. Polson's husband Glen is a rider on this year's team!  Also, our very own Rogers staff member, Lenora Spencer is shaving her head in recognition of those currently battling cancer, those who have survived and those who lost their battle.

The Tour de Rock team cycles from one end of the Vancouver Island to the other, covering 1,000 kilometres and visiting generous communities along the way. They brave all types of weather as they cycle for two weeks across the daunting terrain of Vancouver Island.

Every year in BC 130 children under the age of 17 will be diagnosed with cancer. This year, the 20th anniversary of Tour de Rock, 24 emergency responders and media/corporate guests are riding in hopes of changing that. With help from donors like you, the Tour de Rock helps fund leading-edge cancer research that is improving cancer treatments, preventing cancer, funding caring support programs, and saving lives.

Caring support programs such as Camp Good Times, allow children and their families to forget about their illness in a fun-filled week at summer camp. Fighting cancer isn't just about surviving, it's also about thriving after cancer diagnosis and treatments. The cost to send one child to camp is $1500 and how amazing would it be for our Rogers community to provide at least one child this opportunity.

Everyday at Rogers we care about ourselves, each other and this place. What an amazing opportunity to reach farther!

Thanks for your support!

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About the Canadian Cancer Society

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. For more information, visit www.cancer.ca.

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