Joan LeMoine gets her head shaved by Eleanor Thompson at the Tour De Rock Beer and Burger Night that was held at the Bayside Inn Sept. 27. — Michael Briones photo

Joan LeMoine gets her head shaved by Eleanor Thompson at the Tour De Rock Beer and Burger Night that was held at the Bayside Inn Sept. 27. — Michael Briones photo

Parksville volunteer hits her $10,000 target

LeMoine raises funds for Camp Goodtimes

Joan LeMoine set a goal of $10,000 that she wanted to raise in this year’s Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock.

At the Tour de Rock Beer and Burger Night a the Bayside Inn on Sept. 27, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Parskville, LeMoine had her head shaved for the last time. She was able to raise approxiately $7,000 that night but was still short of her goal.

LeMoine, a prolific community volunteer and a hardworking fundraiser for Camp Goodtimes, a camp for kids with cancer, did not end her quest there. She contined to pursue her goal and she eventually did it.

“I reached and surpassed my goal of $10,000,” said LeMoine. “The motto for the riders of the Tour de Rock is ‘a person never stands so tall as when they kneel to help a child.’ There has been a lot of kneeling here recently, I want to thank you all so very much for your donations to help kids with cancer go to Camp Goodtimes.”

LeMoine raised $10,180.30, which she said was the most they have raised for head shaves.

“This year, I met several parents who had been to camp with their kids, and they told me how very much they appreciate the opportunity to go and spend fun time with their kids and other parents,” said LeMoine. “Up to then, I was only concerned with the kids.

LeMoine, who had the opportunity to spend a day at Camp Goodtimes, recalled a little four-year-old fella who told her he had “the Goodest time ever.”

“Thank you so very much,” said LeMoine.

“So far, we have raised enough to send 26 kids to Camp Goodtimes. This is a pretty awesome community.”