Event Information

Since 1997, police officers and departments across the country have played essential leadership roles in organizing a variety of fundraising and cancer awareness activities for the Canadian Cancer Society’s Cops for Cancer. Now, the program has raised over $52 million to fund life-saving pediatric cancer research and support programs that help children and young adults through their cancer journeys. Event participants create fundraisers of their choice while collecting pledges from their co-workers, friends, family and community members.

Why? Because the impact of cancer on the life of a child and their family is devastating. Donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society through Cops for Cancer fundraisers help reduce the impact have cancer and lets Canadians know they are never alone on this journey.

We are encouraging those participating to be creative with Cops for Fundraisers this year! Whether shaving your head, cutting your ponytail to challenging others in a movement challenge, the sky is the limit. These opportunities for raising funds for pediatric cancer research and support programs has never been more important.

Three steps for success:

  1. Sign up for free as an individual or as a team.
  2. Challenge others to take part! - BE CREATIVE with your fundraiser!
  3. Share it to your social media platforms tagging three friends or more to do the same! Let’s make Cops for Cancer Fundraisers go viral! Tag us @cancersociety! And be sure to add #CopsForCancer. Share your fundraising link from your Participant Centre with your family and friends in emails and on social media to raise funds that will change the future of cancer.

Event details

February - September 2024

Cops for Cancer Fundraisers,Nationwide



Allison Taylor-Misener


Top fundraisers

Mike Duhacek, Cops for Cancer Ambassador

Mike Duhacek photo

I am Mike Duhacek, the founder of helpmeburycancer, an initiative to raise awareness and funds for the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS). I am the author of One Foot in Front of the Other, The Journey of a Million Steps. This book is the inside story of my solo walk, across Ontario, pulling a 125lb sled in support of cancer research, in the middle of winter. I was the 2020 Canadian Ambassador for Cops for Cancer which gave me the opportunity to promote this wonderful cause through media and planned events. Beginning on World Cancer Day 2023, I set out on another trek, this time pulling a 212 pound snowmobile sled over 208 kilometers in support of the Cops for Cancer movement for which I was named the 2023 Ambassador.

I am proud to have been presented with multiple national honours which includes the prestigious Governor Generals Caring Canadian Award as well as the Queens Diamond Jubilee medal and the Canadian Cancer Society Award of Extraordinary Achievement and Outstanding Support.

I am a happily married family man, proud father of three, and a proud and long-standing member of the Halton Regional Police Service with a passion for helping others. I’m grateful for CCS offering me the 2023 title of the Canadian Ambassador for Cops for Cancer. I accepted with thankfulness and pride to be a part of such a meaningful movement that does such good for children and family members that need it. I look forward to representing and working with the CCS on some impactful initiatives in 2023.

Let’s do this,



Why we Ride?

With your support, we’re helping people live longer and enhancing their quality of life.


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 care for children with cancer and help shape health policies that will save lives.