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Kids for Cops for Cancer: Lord Tweedsmuir students get a special thanks

Const. Gerald Lau thanks the 350 kids of  École Lord Tweedsmuir for their support. With Vice-Principal Debbie Ramen and Principal Sandra Cottingham.


September 28, 2017 – Nearly 40 cops on bikes pulled up to the front of École Lord Tweedsmuir elementary school yesterday. They made a special stop to say thank you to all 350 kids who rallied to cheer them on their 850-kilometre coastal journey.

The cyclists had already traveled 40 kilometres from Maple Ridge in the morning before they pulled up at the school. They were nearly at the end of their week-long journey through BC communities to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society – but still had energy to perform a rap song and some break dancing.

Const. Lau and the Cops for Cancer tour group gave a special plaque Wednesday to École Lord Tweedsmuir thanking the students for their efforts. One school class alone raised $534 in support of the fight against cancer.

Const. Lau encouraged kids to prevent cancer by eating healthy,  getting exercise, wearing sunscreen and not smoking.

Students from Connaught Heights and Lord Kelvin elementary schools, as well as from Queensborough Middle School, also helped raised money for Const. Lau in support of his journey.

The 2017 Cops for Cancer Tour de Coast ends today. More than 100 law enforcement and emergency services personnel from across the province have been cycling for up to two weeks across various regions of the province.

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer help fund life-saving research and care-support programs to help address the devastating impact of cancer on the life of children and their families.