Though they’re only in Campbell River, the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock fundraiser is already halfway to its goal.
The 19 law enforcement and emergency services personnel are riding through Campbell River, making stops at various community organizations, schools and businesses today. The ride follows a 1,200 km route across the Island to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society.
The goal is to raise $1 million, and as of Wednesday (Sept. 27) morning the total is sitting at just over $500,000.
The ride began on Saturday with the first stop being in Port Alice. They reached Campbell River on Sept. 26.
The riders are making their way down to the Comox Valley, from where they’ll continue down the Island, engaging with tour stops at schools, local businesses, and community events as they continue on their journey to raise funds for life-saving childhood cancer research and a national support system for children affected by cancer and their families.
To learn more about Tour de Rock, find an event in your community, or make a donation, please visit www.tourderock.ca.
- with files from Tyson Whitney