There will be two local riders when the Cops for Cancer Tour de North rolls into town on September 20.

Two Prince Rupert officers participating in 2012 Cops for Cancer ride

Two Prince Rupert RCMP members will be among the 25 riders participating in this year's Cops for Cancer Tour de North.

  • Jun. 20, 2012 7:00 p.m.

Two Prince Rupert RCMP members will be among the 25 riders participating in this year’s Cops for Cancer Tour de North.

Inspector Bob Killbery, the officer-in-charge of the Prince Rupert detachment, will join Cst. Jennifer Collins will join riders from across northern BC as they ride from Prince George to Prince Rupert over seven days from September 14 to 20. Along with 20 officers, there is a medic rider, a retired RCMP rider, two community riders from Prince George and a media rider.

The Tour de North raises awareness and funds for pediatric cancer research, Camp Goodtimes and other programs that help kids with cancer and is one of sever Cops for Cancer events held around the province.

Since the first Cops for Cancer event in North Region in 2001, the Canadian Cancer Society has received more than $1.4 million towards pediatric cancer, with $257 thousand in 2011 alone. These funds are raised through donations, sponsorships and generous support from communities all over the north region.

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