A Tour de Valley rider high-fives Walnut Road Elementary School students on Sept. 20, 2018. For the 2020 ride, four Surrey RCMP officers will be taking part in Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Four Surrey officers to take part in Cops for Cancer ride

Fall event supports kids who battle childhood cancer

Four Surrey RCMP officers will be taking part in the annual Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley.

The annual fall 800-kilometre ride raises funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research.

The fundraising goal for 2020 is $156,000.

This year, constables Adison Hiemstra, Doug Wilson, Joe Lau and Paul Towne will be representing the Surrey detachment, according to a release from Surrey RCMP.

Surrey RCMP said the four officers have been “training and, finding creative contactless ways to accomplish their fundraising goals in preparation for the tour.”

Lau will be riding for the third time this year, with his first ride in 2018.

“Participating in the Tour de Valley has been a life-changing experience for me,” said Lau.”Seeing the strength and courage of our Junior Team members as they battle cancer, it is incredibly humbling.”

Money raised from Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley also helps to send children to Camp Goodtimes in Maple Ridge, which is “a unique summer camp experience for children and their families that offers special medical support services.”

The camp will be virtual this year due to COVID-19.

The ride has also been adjusted due to COVID-19, now taking place over a shortened time frame from Sept. 21 to 25. It will be a combined virtual and team ride.

Cops for Cancer began in 1997 with one police officer “who wanted to make a difference,” according to its website.

Since then, a collective $46 million has been raised.

To donate, visit support.cancer.ca/site/SPageServer/?pagename=COPS_NW_homepage.

READ ALSO: Tour de Valley riders visit Surrey elementary school, Sept. 20, 2018



lauren.collins@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram and follow Lauren on Twitter

Cops for CancerPolicesurrey rcmp

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Semiahmoo Peninsula girls to host Black Lives Matter fundraiser

‘We are doing this because the world is full of systemic racism,’ organizer Sabine Lapointe said

Community fruit harvest program returns to Surrey, White Rock

Sources will send a team to harvest fruit trees, so less goes to waste

East White Rock crosswalk, speed bumps proposed

Report on costs and implications requested by council

Semi and BMW collide on South Surrey highway

At least one person to hospital, both vehicles sustained significant damage

White Rock dogs-on-promenade survey shows majority approval

City figures suggest that off-season program could continue

B.C. accommodators need phone lines to light up as in-province travel given green light

Travel restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic have decimated the tourism and hospitality industries

300 Cache Creek residents on evacuation alert due to flood risk as river rises

Heavy rainfall on Canada Day has river rising steadily, threatening 175 properties

Friends, family remember victim of Langley possible triple-homicide fire at memorial

Memorial held for one the of three found dead at a house fire in Langley Meadows last month

Fraser Valley Bandits, CEBL bringing pro sports back later this month

Abbotsford-based basketball team kicks off CEBL Summer Series on July 26

Family and friends mark birthday of teen who died after being discovered in Langley park

Carson Crimeni suffered an apparent drug overdose, his final moments broadcast on social media

First glimpse of Canada’s true COVID-19 infection rate expected mid-July

At least 105,000 Canadians have tested positive for COVID-19 since the coronavirus was identified

Police ramp up efforts to get impaired drivers off B.C. roads this summer

July is dedicated to the Summer CounterAttack Impaired Driving Campaign

Migrant workers stage multi-city action for full status amid COVID-19 risks

‘COVID-19 has exacerbated an existing crisis’

Okanagan school drops ‘Rebels’ sports team name, citing links with U.S. Civil War

Name and formerly-used images “fly in the face” of the district’s human rights policy, says board chair

Most Read

l -->