North Saanich teen Sarah Morris of North Saanich shaves her head in support of her father who has cancer.

Cops for Cancer tours the Saanich Peninsula

Tour de Rock riders made the rounds today gathering funds and shaving heads in support of the Canadian Cancer Society



The Canadian Cancer Society fundraiser that features a 1,100 kilometer, two-week bicycle journey down Vancouver Island, finishes Friday (Oct. 7) at Centennial Square in Victoria.

The 17-member team of police officers, media and special guests stopped at Keating elementary, Peninsula Co-op in Keating, Bayside middle school, Triangle RV, Parkland secondary, Sidney’s Beacon Park and Western 66 in Central Saanich. All involved donations, head shaves and in most schools screaming support from youth similar to those the ride fundraises for. The team got a $36,000 donation from the Peninsula Co-op team that started fundraising in July. A staff member also shaved her head, inspired by her three-year-old niece Marley who is battling cancer.

Since 1998, the tour has raised more $21 million to fund kids on Vancouver Island to attend Camp Goodtimes, support pediatric cancer research and programs that help children with cancer and their families.

Visit tourderock.ca to learn more or to donate.