Introducing the Upper Fraser Valley RCMP Cops for Cancer riders
2022-09-15 14:51 PDT
Starting next week, the Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley kicks off their 800+ kms ride across the Fraser Valley in their efforts to raise awareness and funds for the Canadian Cancer Society and pediatric research and support programs including Camp Goodtimes. This event runs September 21-29th and will see 33 law enforcement and emergency services personnel cycle more than 800 kilometers over nine days across many communities throughout the Fraser Valley.
This year, the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment is proud to support four of its own.
Returning for their second Tour are Chilliwack RCMP’s Constable Mark Janzen and Sergeant Krista Vrolyk. New to the Tour this year are first time riders, Constable Nikole Anderson of the Chilliwack RCMP and Constable Jenna Moore who is representing Agassiz RCMP.
We are excited to be do our part to raise money for this incredible cause. The money raised goes to support pediatric cancer research and support programs including Camp Goodtimes. We ride for the kids and their families who are battling cancer and for those who have tragically lost their battle.
One child with cancer is too many and together we are working hard to find a cure. We’ve come a long way in increasing the survival rates for childhood cancer which is currently 83% but we strive to reduce it even more.
We want kids to be kids. No child should have to battle this horrific disease. Riding in Tour de Valley is my way to support the kids and their families, providing them with hope that one day we can put an end to childhood cancer, says Cst. Mark Janzen.
We’ll be stopping by local schools and businesses to connect with the community and raise funds and awareness for the Canadian Cancer Society. An official itinerary of the tour stops will be released later next week but the Tour will be riding in Chilliwack on Friday, September 23; Chilliwack and Agassiz on Saturday, September 24th; Hope and Boston Bar on Sunday, September 25th.
To date, Tour de Valley riders have raised more than $250,000 this year and are well on their way to meeting their $300,000 goal. The Cops for Cancer program is the largest national charitable fundraiser for childhood cancer research in Canada.
To donate to Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley, please visit:
Sgt. Krista VrolykNCO i/c Crime Prevention and Operations Support
Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment
45924 Airport Road, Chilliwack, B.C. V2P 1A2
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