Chetwynd’s Cops for Cancer raises over $13,000

CHETWYND, B.C. – Chetwynd RCMP put on a Cops for Cancer fundraiser last week. On July 7th, Chetwynd’s RCMP Det…

CHETWYND, B.C. – Chetwynd RCMP put on a Cops for Cancer fundraiser last week.

On July 7th, Chetwynd’s RCMP Detachment Commander, Sgt. Wahnese Antonioni and Police Victim’s Services, Kayla Norris, hosted the fundraiser, including a dunk tank, BBQ, and a Spin-Off.

Community members were invited to participate in the Spin-Off to collect donations for the Canadian Cancer Society to aid in Pediatric Cancer research and Camp Good Time.

The event helped to raise over $13,000, and donations are still being counted.

“This year’s fundraiser is so important. As a small, close-knit community, we really felt the disconnect with the pandemic. With the easing of the Public Health Officers restrictions on July 1, we were able to put on this event on such short notice. Last year we were not able to fundraise due to the pandemic, so this has been so important to both the community and the children and their families who are battling cancer,” says Sgt. Antonioni.

Sgt. Antonioni and Norris will also be cycling from Prince George to Prince Rupert to raise awareness for Cops for Cancer from September 17th to 23rd. The trip is around 085 kilometres.

Donations will be accepted until September 1st, 2021.

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