Students from schools across the region assisted in raising over $100,000 in funds for Pediatric Cancer research as the Pedal for Hope initiative wrapped up its first week Friday.
The DRPS in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society, the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board, the Durham District School Board and the Durham Catholic District School Board began the tour on Monday, visiting 15 schools over the course of the week.
Over 100 kids shaved their heads or had their pony tails cut during the initiative. It was great to see so many students supporting the cause.
The Pedal for Hope tour started in 2005 in support of Cops for Cancer. Officers from Peterborough Police formed the cycling team and attended local schools to talk about Cops for Cancer and assist with fundraising. This year members of DRPS joined Peterborough Police, Peterborough County OPP and RCMP to attend local schools and support children in our communities fighting cancer. During the visit officers spoke about the "Cops for Cancer" initiative and hosted dynamic, motivating presentations at each school.
All funds raised will be donated to pediatric cancer research through the Canadian Cancer Society. Since 2005 more than $3,500,000 has been raised for pediatric research. The Pedal for hope team has done over 500 school presentations for more than 200,000 students
Hats off to members who stepped up to the challenge and rode their bikes even though the weather was cold and rainy! Riders will be heading to Peterborough area schools beginning next week.
The riding team (JPG file, 2,337.3K bytes)