Riders from the 2012 Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock

Tour de Rock raises a cool million

Travelling 1,100 kilometres and through 27 communities, this year’s Tour de Rock team has raised $1.02 million and counting.

Travelling 1,100 kilometres and through 27 communities, this year’s Tour de Rock team has raised $1.02 million and counting.

The money goes toward funding pediatric cancer research and Camp Goodtimes, a summer camp for kids with cancer.

The team rode their final few kilometres to a hero’s welcome at Centennial Square last Friday, where supporters and public well-wishers gathered to pay tribute to the riders, which this year included 13 police officers, two media rider and two guest riders.

All but two of the 17 riders hailed from the Capital Region, which led fundraising efforts this year. About 60 per cent of the total came from Greater Victoria.

Tracie Clayton, with the Canadian Cancer Society, said money keeps coming in after the fact and the final tally won’t be known until November.

Of all the generosity demonstrated across Vancouver Island, Clayton noted the “mind blowing” $101,000 raised by Reynolds secondary in Saanich.  It still brings a tear to her eye just talking about it, she said.

“It’s kids helping kids. It doesn’t get any sweeter than that,” Clayton said.

To donated to Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock, see tourderock.ca.

 

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