Cops for Cancer hitting the road for a good cause

Police officers make three stops in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows

  • Sep. 23, 2014 9:00 a.m.

The Cops for Cancer Tour de Coast made several stops in Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge this week.

Monday, riders made three stops for plaque presentations. The first was at the Meadowtown branch of Coast Capital Savings, then Meadowridge School, and finally at the Ridge Meadows RCMP office.

Tuesday, tour riders were at the Albion Fairgrounds for a plaque presentation, recognizing a two-day campaign at Country Fest that raised almost $10,000 for the Cops for Cancer program.

Riders were also to make cancer prevention talk to students at St. Patrick’s School.

Twenty nine riders are taking part in the  900-kilometre, nine-day ride from Maple Ridge to the Sunshine Coast.

The Tour de Coast ride finishes on Sept. 25.

Since the Cops for Cancer British Columbia campaign started in 1997, it has expanded into four separate tours, raising $32 million to date for the Canadian Cancer Society to fund childhood cancer research and caring support programs.

• For more information or to donate go to cancer.ca.