Cops for Cancer: Another successful ride continues to support kids with cancer

Each September, after a strenuous training schedule, over 100 committed law enforcement and emergency personnel venture off.

  • Wed Oct 5th, 2016 9:00am
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(from left to right) Brendan Nickle and Curtis Macdonald both from Fort St. James were thrilled to take part in the Cops for Cancer Ride

Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

Prince Rupert was their last stop on Sept. 22.

Each September, after a strenuous training schedule, over 100 committed law enforcement and emergency personnel venture off on a cycle across British Columbia.

Funds raised support the Canadian Cancer Society and will help maximize funds directed to childhood cancer research and programs supporting children and their families.

This year, 25 riders, including two from Fort St. James took part in a 7 day cycle in the Cops for Cancer Tour de North.

Brendan Nickle, from the Fort St. James RCMP and Curtis Macdonald, a member of the B.C. Ambulance Service and Assistant Chief with the Fort St. James Fire Dept., were both thrilled to take part in the ride this year.

“I believe this ride will be a great opportunity to personally help fight cancer,” Nickle said.

Nickle, 34, recently lost his aunt to the disease.

Cops for Cancer is thankful for all of the support received from various communities in Northern B.C.

Although the ride is complete, more events are planned to help meet the $300,000 goal.

According to Cops for Cancer, it’s because of the generosity and willingness of the riders and their communities, that the event in its 15th year, was another huge success.

“All of us contribute to the Tour de North Team and we are in this for the kids.”

For more information about Cops for Cancer or to donate, visit: http://convio.cancer.ca