Hi everyone, hoping to take just a few minutes of your time!
This year I am participating in Cops for Cancer 2020 - Tour De Coast to support the mission of the Canadian Cancer Society.
Why are you doing this Jelisa?!
Just over three years ago I became a police officer with the New Westminster Police Department. I specifically chose a career where I could give back to my community in as many ways as possible. This year I am honoured to have the opportunity to raise money for Cancer Research, specifically childhood cancer research and support services (such as programs like Camp Goodtimes).
Unfortunately, we have all been touched by cancer in some way shape or form, whether it be a close relative, a best friend, a child, a loved one, or maybe it was you. I personally have had many people in my life battle all different types of cancer and I know I'm not alone in saying this is a cause that means a great deal to me.
Ok, so what are you doing about it?
In September I, along with an incredible team of law enforcement and first responder personnel will be biking 800km to raise money for leading-edge cancer research that is improving cancer treatments, preventing cancer and saving lives; provide reliable and up-to-date information on cancer, risk reduction and treatment; offer vital community-based support services for people living with cancer and their families; and advocate for healthy public policies.
How can I help?
If this has resonated with you in any way, or maybe you just want to help support me in my ride, please pledge me and help me reach my fundraising goal! Every single dollar shows families who have a child with cancer that they do not have to face it alone, we are in this together.
Online pledging is secure and it saves the Canadian Cancer Society by reducing administrative costs.
Thanks so much for your support!