The Cops for Cancer Tour De North is about to cycle through the Peace.
The tour starts off in Dawson Creek and heads to Fort St. John where there will be a half hour meet and greet at the Canadian Tire parking lot. There will be a fundraiser BBQ raising money for Pediatric Cancer Research and to send children battling cancer to camp.
Chetwynd’s Chase Kurjata was able to attend and forget about his battle with cancer and just be a kid. The Tour will then proceed to Chetwynd on September 15, 2022.
It will detour around Hudson’s Hope and make their way to Chetwynd where they will stop off at Carver’s row in the late afternoon - please check the District of Chetwynd Facebook page for up to date and accurate times of arrival.
This year marks the 21st Cops for Cancer Tour de North. Tour de North has grown on the strength of dedicated riders and caring communities from Prince George to Prince Rupert, and from Dawson Creek to Williams Lake. Over the past two decades, Tour de North has raised over $3.5 million for children and families living with cancer.
In the last two decades, progress has been made, in part thanks to advancements in cancer research funded by the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) and events like Cops for Cancer. Today more than 84% of children diagnosed with cancer will survive at least five years past diagnosis. Research has led to new and more effective treatments for childhood cancers and an increase in the number of children who survive into adulthood. CCS is the largest national charitable funder of childhood cancer research in Canada.
Keep an eye out for our riders going through your community this week!
September 14: Dawson Creek to Fort St. John
September 15: Fort St. John to Chetwynd
September 16: Chetwynd to Powder King
September 17: Powder King to Mackenzie
September 18: Mackenzie to Prince George
September 19: Prince George to Quesnel
September 20: Quesnel to Williams Lake
The team is still accepting donations via E-Transfer at email@example.com, or writing a check to the Canadian Cancer Society and dropping it off at the detachment. We look forward to seeing you out at carvers row as we make our way into Chetwynd.