The Cops for Cancer Tour de North has wrapped up a week-long, 850-kilometer ride from Dawson Creek to Williams Lake.
Ride-Coordinator Erin Reynolds says they’re far from over, however.
“We’re not finished until the end of January, so currently, we’ve got $180,000 on our website, and we definitely want to see more come in.”
“Once we hit the January mark, the money raised will be distributed for research and care support programs.”
Reynolds says while the team hit some rough patches with less-than-desirable weather, they’re looking back at the long ride with fond memories.
“It means a lot to the team to know that we’re connecting with the people we’re helping. Anytime we can actually connect with them and be there face-to-face, take pictures with them and see them smile makes our day brighter.”
The City of Williams Lake alone contributed more than $5,500, with Quesnel over $1,100 to the fundraiser.
“Everybody can help kids with cancer,” says Reynolds, “You don’t have to ride the bike for 7 days or be on the team to do it. Communities can support their local riders and be inspired by their junior team members, and survivors of cancer in their own town.”
Cops for Cancer Tour De North will run from Prince George to Prince Rupert next year.