The Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Steering Committee announces the Tour de Rock team this Saturday.
Now in its 15th year, Tour de Rock has raised over $16.6 million to support children and their families facing childhood cancer. Funds raised through Cops for Cancer help the Canadian Cancer Society invest in leading edge pediatric cancer research and operate compassionate support programs like Camp Goodtimes — the acclaimed summer camp for children living with cancer.
The 2012 Tour de Rock team boasts officers from CFB Esquimalt, Comox, Nanaimo, Sooke, Sidney and Westshore RCMP detachments and Saanich, Victoria and Oak Bay municipal police departments. The team is complemented by two media riders from CTV News and Black Press and two special guest riders to commemorate the 15th year celebration of Cops for Cancer in B.C.
The tour sponsor, Coast Capital Savings, is thrilled to announce 18 riders who have been chosen for this year’s team: Jose Bingham, Sheldon Crawford, Christopher Fernandes, Erin Glazier, Kathryn Goodyear, Niki Hodgkinson, Dorothy Junio, Jett Junio, Steven Martindale, Bob McDonald, Cory Moore, Kyle Roy, Jana Sawyer, Kyle Slavin, Norm Smith, Harrison Teed, David Thompson and Matt Webb.
Cops for Cancer Tours take place in four regions across BC: the North, Vancouver Island, Fraser Valley and Greater Vancouver. From September 22 to October 5, the Tour de Rock riders will travel from the north to the south end of the Island, visiting 27 communities along the way.