The Tour de Coast and Tour de Valley Cops for Cancer teams are launching their 2015 Cops for Cancer tours to bring community awareness to the devastating impact that cancer has on the lives of children and their families.

Cops for Cancer is an exciting annual event that takes place each fall, when over 100 law enforcement and emergency services personnel from across the province cycle across Vancouver Island, Northern BC, the coast of British Columbia and the Fraser Valley.

The first Cops for Cancer program started in 1994 when an Edmonton police officer with a shaved head posed for a photograph with a young cancer patient. The officer wanted to support the boy, who was being ridiculed at school because of his hair loss. Other officers joined him and Cops for Cancer was launched.

Since its BC inception on Vancouver Island in 1997, Cops for Cancer has expanded across the province into the four incredibly successful tours, raising more than $32 million.

Donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society through Cops for Cancer are used to fund life-saving pediatric research and to provide the opportunity for kids to attend Camp Goodtimes. The camp provides a safety-focused, medically supervised, fun and recreational experience for children with cancer and their families.

Cops ride because the kids can’t get to camp on their own.


For more information on Cops for Cancer, please visit or contact Kristen Hayden by telephone at (604) 215-5208 or email at

For more information on Camp Goodtimes and how you can improve the life of a child who is battling cancer, please visit