With some help from Northern Savings Credit Union, Prince Rupert’s two Cops for Cancer “Tour de North” riders are $1,200 closer to their $8,000 fund raising goal for pediatric cancer treatment and research.
The credit union held a barbecue on Friday afternoon organized by Donna Farwell, Assistant Branch Manager and head of the Cops For Cancer committee, as well as a bake sale a few weeks ago to help contribute funds, with the community’s two riders also selling raffle tickets at the barbecue.
Bob Killbery and Jennifer Collins of the Prince Rupert RCMP will be the participating riders this year. Their journey will begin on September 14 in Prince George and will wrap up in Prince Rupert on September 20. This will be both of their first time doing the ride, with Killbery saying that 2012 was a perfect year to take part because not only was his daughter, Jennifer Collins, transferred to the community this year, but it is also his final year on the force before retiring.
Prince Rupert’s two riders are hoping to raise $8,000 between the two of them. The two feel this is a realistic goal to achieve, as each rider is expected to raise at least $3,500 before the ride.
Northern Savings has been supporting Cops for Cancer rides for the past two years now, with all Northline Credit Unions from Prince Rupert to Prince George partnering up with local RCMP riders for this great initiative.
Overwaitea Foods and Maverick Foods also contributed towards Friday’s event by providing food items for the barbecue.
All monies raised goes to the Canadian Cancer Society, funding not only pediatric cancer treatment and research but also facilities like Camp Goodtimes.