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Cops for Cancer tour kicks off from Dawson Creek

Dawson Creek to Fort St. John today, onto Chetwynd Thursday.

RCMP are putting the pedal to their mettle this morning - touring a trio of Mile Zero schools before heading to Taylor and seven days of Peace Region cycling for cancer awareness.

Paramedic Jamie McPherson says Cops for Cancer focuses on childhood cancer fundraising to that children and youth can attend camp while also getting chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

“This started all in 1994 in Edmonton and now is throughout western Canada and into Ontario,” McPherson says.

Dawson Creek RCMP Cst. Matthew Yu has been with the detachment for a couple years and is riding in his second tour.

“A couple years back we were only able to do local rides so it is good to get back out on a longer tour,” he says.

The tour schedule is -

September 14: Dawson Creek to Fort St. John 

September 15: Fort St. John to Chetwynd

September 16: Chetwynd to Powder King 

September 17: Powder King to Mackenzie 

September 18: Mackenzie to Prince George 

September 19: Prince George to Quesnel

This year marks the 21st Cops for Cancer Tour de North. Tour de North has grown on the strength of dedicated riders and caring communities from Prince George to Prince Rupert, and from Dawson Creek to Williams Lake. Over the past two decades, Tour de North has raised over $3.5 million for children and families living with cancer.

Partnering with the Canadian Cancer Society, Cops for Cancer works with governments to establish healthy public policies to prevent cancer and better support those living with the

To learn more, pledge a rider, or to donate, visit tourdenorth.ca

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