Fort St. James RCMP members took it all off for Cops for Cancer; their hair, that is!
Members of the Fort St. James RCMP detachment participated in a Cops for Cancer Tour De North fundraiser at the North Arm Pub last week. The evening featured a Greek dinner, silent auction, and head shaves.
Several officers had their heads shaved for the cause, including a brave Const. Abbey Thacker, who let her locks go. Const. Carlie McCann has been growing her hair since 2013, and cut it off to be made into wigs.
Then the donations started flowing when some of the male officers offered to have their legs waxed for $5 per strip. Three officers stepped up for the cause, with Const. Lee Best throwing caution to the wind and offering up his chest hair. Strip by strip, he pulled in $300, bringing the total raised to $5,500 for the night.
“I won’t lie, it was unpleasant at first, then the numbness set in, and the donations flowed,” said Lee. “I can’t think of a more worthy cause, and I’m assured it will grow back in time for next year!”
The Fort St. James RCMP would like to thank the community for their generous donations and help with this fundraiser. Const. Andres Sanchez is riding in the tour this year, representing the Fort St. James RCMP, and we are proud of him and wish him the best of luck.