2012-09-19 14:40 PDT

Photo of Surrey RCMP Constable Scott Nickel cycling in the Cops for Cancer eventPhoto of Surrey RCMP Supt. George Beattie, Cst. Cory McGregor, and Supt. Bill Fordy

The Surrey RCMP are mounting their bikes and saddling up to the barber’s chair in support of the annual Cops for Cancer fundraising campaign.

This year Surrey RCMP’s own Constable Scott Nickel, as well as numerous others throughout the region, will be embarking on a cycling trek that covers over 800 km in length.

Every year thousands of parents are told that their children have cancer. This, of course, has such a profound impact on the entire family, says Constable Nickel. As a third-year rider and childhood cancer survivor myself, this ride is very important to me and hits close to home.

The Surrey RCMP will be supporting the riders in a unique way this year. If enough money is raised by the detachment, senior officers have pledged to shave their heads in support of children living with cancer! Exactly how many officers shave their heads depends on how much money is raised.

  • If $1,000 is raised, officers at the Inspector level will shave their heads.
  • If $2,000 is raised, officers at the Inspector level and Media Relations Officer Sergeant Drew Grainger will shave their heads.
  • If $2,500 is raised, the Officer in Charge Superintendent Bill Fordy will join all of the above in shaving their heads!

Look for special guest barber City of Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts!

Unfortunately, we all know someone who has been affected by cancer and I thank our dedicated law enforcement agencies for helping to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars through the Cops for Cancer campaign, says Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts.

Members of the community are invited to come show their support for the riders who will be arriving across the street from the Surrey RCMP detachment (14355 57th Avenue) on Thursday, September 27th at 12:00pm and to come early to enjoy the head shave festivities including a planned barbecue.

The Cops for Cancer's Tour de Valley's route will take them from Tsawwassen to Boston Bar and back in order to raise funds for children living with cancer. The Tour de Valley has seen great success in past years, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars each year the riders head out to brave the conditions. Across the province, the Cops for Cancer campaign has raised over $27,000,000 since its inception 15 years ago. For more information on the Tour, visit the Cops for Cancer BC website at External link, opens in a new windowwww.copsforcancerbc.ca.

To donate to this great cause please visit the Surrey RCMP’s Cops for Cancer fund-raising webpage. Donors who make a pledge online will receive an electronic tax receipt via e-mail within minutes of making their pledge.

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