Cops for Cancer - Tour de Rock (Canadian Cancer Society)

Organization Mission Statement

Purpose: To unite and inspire all Canadians to take control of cancer.

Mission: In trusted partnership with donors and volunteers, we improve the lives of all those affected by cancer through world-class research, transformative advocacy and compassionate support.

The organization serves the following population

The Canadian Cancer Society serves all Canadians - they fund research, promote cancer prevention, as well as provide support for people with cancer, their families and caregivers. Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock builds on the Canadian Cancer Society's mandate with funds specifically going to pediatric cancer research (80%) and support programs for children and their families living with cancer such as Camp Goodtimes (20%).

The funds donated will be used to

Donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society through Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock are used to fund life-saving pediatric cancer research and caring support programs like Camp Goodtimes to reduce its impact.

The organizations current sources of funding are

Multiple campaigns (online, phone, events etc.).

 

I'm requesting the donation on behalf of myself, one of 21 riders that has been named to the 2022 Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock team. I am the only Campbell River rider and I am representing my employer, the Campbell River Fire Department. This year is Tour de Rock's 25th anniversary and I have set my personal fundraising goal at $25,000. Cops for Cancer is known for head shaving, and if I double my goal I will shave my head. Currently, to reach my fundraising goal I am using social media for crowdfunding but I am also planning some community events and fundraisers with local businesses to meet my goal. At the time of writing I have raised over $3,000 in less than 10 days.

I am a longtime Campbell River resident and I have worked for the Fire Department for the past 5 years as a 9-1-1 Operator/Fire Dispatcher. I'm also a full certified firefighter. I am the Fire Department's fundraising coordinator and responsible for fundraising between $10,000-20,000 a year that we donate to various local charities and the BC Professional Firefighters' Burn Fund. In my spare time I enjoy everything outdoors Campbell River has to offer but tend to gravitate to biking (road and mountain), running, and hiking. You can also find me on Facebook @tdr2022Bonnie.

 

Visit their website for more information: www.tourderock.ca

 

This nomination has been reviewed by the 100 Women Who Care committee and meets all criteria.