The 21st Annual Cops for Cancer Tour de North will begin on September 14th and go through the B.C. Peace.

Emergency services personnel and law enforcement will be cycling a planned route to raise money for childhood cancer research and support services for the Canadian Cancer Society.

“We can’t wait to be back on the bikes,” Manager and Supporter Engagement at the Canadian Cancer Society and Event Organizer with Tour de North, Georgia Hennessy Jackson, told MyCaribooNow.com.

Jackson says they’re doing their north to south route, leaving Dawson Creek on the 14th and finishing in Williams Lake on September 20th, doing a course that is about 870 kilometres.

According to the story from MyCaribooNow.com, they will be making several stops along the way.

“Dawson Creek to Fort St John, to Hudson Hope to Chetwyn to Powder King, Mackenzie, Bear Lake, Prince George, Hixon, Quesnel, Mcleese Lake, and Williams Lake, those are the main communities we stop in.”

Last year they raised $145,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society.

Jackson says that the pandemic hit in-person fundraising pretty hard, so they are excited to start this again but will be following Public Health guidelines still.

“We just really think that the money that we raised over the last couple of years is a testament to the incredible generosity of people across Northern BC.”

Shailynn Foster

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