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  DRPS Participants Chop Their Locks for Cancer

Jun 01, 2009 14:57 ET

This year’s Cops for Cancer head shaving event took place on May 29 at Clarington Central Secondary School (CCSS) in Bowmanville. CCSS was selected as the venue for the event by raising the most money of all the high schools in Clarington, bringing in $1,400. The schools combined raised a total of $5,529, exceeding their goal of $5,000.

CCSS teacher Ben Medd shaved his head in support of the cause as well as DRPS participants civilian Darrin Hockney, Sergeant Bernie Lecours, Constables Todd Petzold, Steve Weeks, Kevin Wintle, Ryan Peacocke, Craig Wiles and the event co-ordinator and sole female taking part in the event, Constable Heather Briese.

“It’s a great opportunity for youth and police to work together for a great cause,” says Briese, who herself has lost loved ones to cancer.

To date, the Cops for Cancer programs held across Canada have raised over $32.8 million for the Canadian Cancer Society. The donations fund research projects, provide information services and support programs in the community and promote healthy public policies that prevent cancer and help those affected by it.

For more information on how you can donate, call the Durham Region chapter of the Canadian Cancer Society at 1-800-668-7830 or visit the Canadian Cancer Society website.

Below are attached files.
Constable Heather Briese (JPG file, 46.3K bytes)
S/Sgt. Moloney takes the first swipe at Cst. Briese's hair (JPG file, 417.3K bytes)
Everyone with their new look (JPG file, 360.1K bytes)