Cops for Cancer was in full force this morning as they gathered to train in Pitt Meadows.
The group – of about 25 riders – and a police escort took off from Harris Road Park at 9:30 a.m. for a 80- kilometre training ride, which is to prepare them for the Sept. 19 to 27 fundraiser.
Four-year Cops for Cancer veteran Bob Lee works for B.C. Ambulance Service and he is passionate about the cause and about where the money raised goes.
“Camp Goodtimes is a camp where children who have or have had cancer can go into the camp and just be a kid again, as opposed to a patient. That is one of the coolest parts of all of this,” said Lee. “There are medical personnel at the camp who can help them should something go array. And the camp allows for families of those children to come in and be a family again.”
“It’s about the kids – it’s also the kid who decides ‘I want to give my allowance to this cause’ – that is neat.”
“These guys behind me, they are really committed, they care about the community, care about the program, and these cops are committed to this ride.”
Camp Goodtimes is at Loon Lake in Maple Ridge is run by the Canadian Cancer Society.