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Cops for Cancer goes virtual

July 25, 2021  By Canadian Cancer Society

July 25, 2021 – The Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer program began in 1997 with one police officer who wanted to make a difference. Ever since, it’s grown into a collective effort across Canada and is now one of the largest fundraising events for childhood cancer research in the country.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact people across Canada and physical distancing safety measures remain in place for most provinces, the Cops for Cancer head shave event is transitioning to an online fundraising activity this year. In September, the annual Canada-wide shave event will take place virtually.

Police officers across the country play a leadership role in organizing local Cops for Cancer events by involving the community in fundraising and cancer awareness activities, such as head shaving. Since the program began, the organization has raised nearly $48 million to fund life-saving pediatric cancer research and support programs to raise funds to support young Canadians through their cancer journey. Event participants can collect pledges from their co-workers, friends, family, and community members.

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