Cops for Cancer 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 become one of the largest fundraising events of childhood cancer research in the country.
As a partnership between first responders and the Canadian Cancer Society, we’ve raised over $46 million to increase survival rates and support children living with cancer and their families.
With your support, we’re helping people live longer and enhancing their quality of life.
Here are some of the ways we make an impact.
We are the largest national charitable funder of childhood cancer research
We provide a support system that helps children with cancer and their families live their lives as fully as possible
We advocate for better support for parents and legal guardians who need to take time off work to care for children with cancer and help shape health policies that will save lives
A new study funded by the Canadian Cancer Society has significantly advanced precision medicine for infants with one of the most common types of brain tumours, called gliomas. Dr Cynthia Hawkins’ research will help infants with gliomas receive the right treatments sooner, maximizing their chances of living a long and healthy life.
Fundraising enables change. Thanks to your support, we’re able to make the most impact in communities across Canada.
Funds raised at Cops for Cancer events help support our national cancer support system for families affected by cancer like Camp Goodtimes, a medically-supervised summer recreation experience for children and teens affected by cancer and their families.
“Camp Goodtimes was where I realized people can live with cancer. Everybody at Camp was doing that - they were happy and enjoying life. Even though we shared this burden of an illness, this is when I realized that we could also have a normal life. Camp gave me hope.”
- Casey Wright, Cops for Cancer Honourary Team Member and Camp Goodtimes participant
When 12-year-old Bria Roberts was diagnosed with a brain tumour, she needed to travel once a week between her home in Kingston and her treatment appointments in Ottawa. The Canadian Cancer Society Wheels of Hope transportation program was able to reimburse the cost of her travel, and Bria help her finish chemotherapy. Since starting treatment, Bria has raised funds for the Canadian Cancer Society, hoping to help other kids who are living with cancer.