Two Delta Police officers are among the riders for this year’s Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley and Tour de Coast.
Constables Cody Fenske and Ryan Hooseman were among the 65 law enforcement, first responders and guest riders from across the Lower Mainland who were introduced at a kick-off event on Wednesday at the Vancouver Police Department.
The riders will now begin training and fundraising ahead of the 24th annual cycling tours set to take place Sept. 15 to 22 in support of the Canadian Cancer Society.
A partnership between the Canadian Cancer Society and emergency services personnel, Tour de Valley & Tour de Coast Teams will raise funds for life-saving childhood cancer research and Camp Goodtimes, an essential program that gives families of children diagnosed with cancer the opportunity to spend time together in a stress-free and medically supervised environment.
“I am participating in Cops for Cancer for which local police officers and emergency services personnel will ride 800km to support children and families living with cancer and beyond,” said Fenske on his fundraising page. “Every donation takes us one step further to pedal our way to end childhood cancer. Because one child with cancer is one child too many.”
Hooseman said he is blessed to be given the opportunity to participate in such an incredible cause.
“Every one of us has been impacted by cancer in some form or the other and because of my own relationships involving this awful sickness I was very passionate in being a part of Cops For Cancer,” he said. “I am grateful to everyone who donates, and if you cannot donate, then wish me luck because 800 km is quite a lot.”
Both Delta officers will be holding fundraising events in the coming months, the details of which will be released soon.
To learn more about Cops for Cancer or to donate, please visit www.copsforcancer.ca.