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Oak Bay High students raise funds ahead of Tour de Rock visit

The students kicked off the Cops for Cancer fundraiser with a car at Oak Bay High. The event is one of many students who organize fundraisers for the Tour de Rock. (Courtesy of C4C at Oak Bay High)
Students kick off the Cops for Cancer fundraiser with a car wash at Oak Bay High.  The event is one of many students who organize fundraisers for the Tour de Rock.  (Courtesy of C4C at Oak Bay High)Students kick off the Cops for Cancer fundraiser with a car wash at Oak Bay High. The event is one of many students who organize fundraisers for the Tour de Rock. (Courtesy of C4C at Oak Bay High)
Students kick off the Cops for Cancer fundraiser with a car wash at Oak Bay High.  The event is one of many students who organize fundraisers for the Tour de Rock.  (Courtesy of C4C at Oak Bay High)Students kick off the Cops for Cancer fundraiser with a car wash at Oak Bay High. The event is one of many students who organize fundraisers for the Tour de Rock. (Courtesy of C4C at Oak Bay High)

Oak Bay High’s Cops for Cancer fundraiser saw plenty of dirty cars on Sept. 10, and organizers hope to see the same support for future events.

The annual events raise funds for the Cops for Cancer Tour of Rock, a Vancouver Island cycling event that raises money for children battling cancer and celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The team is made up of 21 riders representing 15 police departments and other agencies from Port Hardy to Victoria.

The team is holding a bottle drive on September 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Cranmore Road rear car park and a silent auction that runs until September 30. Find the action online at 32auctions.com/OBC4C2022.

A national fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society, Cops for Cancer has raised nearly $50 million to increase survival rates and support children with cancer and their families with Tour de Rock, raising $26 million. Funds raised help fund research and support Camp Goodtimes which provides respite and fun for cancer patients, survivors and family members.

The tour hits the road on Saturday September 24 on the North Island and winds its way south, stopping in more than two dozen communities before concluding in the grand finale on October 7 in Victoria. Community and school fundraisers along the way add to the amount pledged to individual riders and the team itself.

For more information, visit tourderock.ca.

The Tour de Rock team is scheduled to travel to Oak Bay High for the final fundraiser tally on Oct. 6.

c.vanreeuwyk@blackpress.ca


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