Local cops gearing up for September fundraiser
Nearly three dozen cyclists and support crew from the Cops for Cancer Tour de Coast were in Richmond on Wednesday, training for the September event that will see them pedal 900 kilometres in nine days for charity.
Richmond RCMP Const. Justin Lee and Const. Terry Crawford are part of the fundraising team, and are working to each raise at least $6,000 in pledges for the effort, which will go to pediatric cancer research as well as caring support programs such as Camp Goodtimes.
The participants gathered at Hugh Boyd secondary on Wednesday morning before embarking on a 60 kilometre training trek through the city.
Cops for Cancer tours take place in four regions in B.C., including Greater Vancouver. The Tour de Coast will take participants along the Sea to Sky corridor as well as the Sunshine Coast, the North Shore and cities in Greater Vancouver, from Maple Ridge to Richmond.
Since 1997, more than $32 million has been raised by Cops for Cancer in B.C., allowing the Canadian Cancer Society to directly fund childhood cancer research and caring support programs.