By Nadiya Scratchley
If you were to walk by École Alpha Secondary on September 25th, you may have been surprised to see a large group of students hanging out by the nicknamed “horseshoe” parking lot. Rest assured, this wasn’t some kind of walk out, as they were actually waiting for a drive-by from the “Cops for Cancer” group.
Cops for Cancer is an organization hosted by law enforcement and emergency service personnel in BC. They do a yearly fundraiser which consists of a two-week bike trip across British Columbia making stops along the way to collect donations for the Canadian Cancer Society. This year, there were roughly 40 cyclists, making this the biggest group “Cops for Cancer” has ever had.
At around 1:00 pm, the cyclists finally arrived at the school. After hearing a presentation about the history of “Cops for Cancer” from the head of the organization, the student government walked forward to hand over a check for 1,200 dollars (raised at last year’s spring semi-formal). The cops thanked student government for the donation and were back on their way.
Since its beginning in 1994, Cops for Cancer has made over 50.4 million dollars which has made a significant contribution to the advancement of cancer research. Alpha is very proud to be able to help.