Cops for Cancer ends 800 km ride in Abbotsford

Team of 25 riders have toured the Fraser Valley to support and raise funds for children battling cancer

Cops for Cancer cruised into Abbotsford for the final leg of the Tour de Valley.



Cheering students and a pounding drumline greeted the Cops for Cancer team at Abbotsford Senior Secondary School on Friday, where the riders ended their 800 km journey.

The Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley brought together 25 law enforcement and emergency services personnel to raise funds for pediatric cancer programs and research.

The ride began on Sept. 26 in Aldergrove and has travelled through more than a dozen Fraser Valley communities, including Langley, Chilliwack, White Rock, Hope and Surrey. The riders stopped at schools and businesses to promote and raise money for the cause.

The Abbotsford Police Department (APD) had three participants in the ride; Det. Craig Burridge, Const. Trevor Sales and Const. Daryl Young.

Young said the ride has been one of the best experiences of his life, adding that the best part is meeting young people who have conquered cancer.

“It’s amazing to see these kids and how courageous they are in winning their fights against cancer.”

He said he is also thankful for the support of the APD, which gave riders the time off of work, and the efforts of his coworkers, many of whom donated their overtime hours to Cops for Cancer.

There are four separate Cops for Cancer tours in B.C., which have raised more than $25 million to fund pediatric cancer programs and research through the Canadian Cancer Society.

The closing ceremonies were held at Friday afternoon at Abbotsford Senior Secondary School.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students at Abbotsford Senior Secondary Schools listen to the closing ceremonies of the Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley.

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