Tour de Rock 2022

Chris Van Swieten

Hello, my name is Chris, I have been a police officer with the Victoria Police Department for five years, and I am riding in the 25th anniversary Tour de Rock!

The money raised from this event helps fund leading-edge pediatric cancer research that is improving cancer treatments, preventing cancer and saving lives; provides reliable and up-to-date information on cancer, risk reduction and treatment; offers vital community-based support services for people living with cancer and their families; and advocate for healthy public policies.

I am riding in the tour because hearing the stories of the children battling cancer with bravery and optimism has inspired me to do what I can to support them and their families in their fight. I was born and raised on Vancouver Island and remembered when the first tour came to Wishart Elementary School when I was in 2nd grade!

So far the training has been intense, but it has been rewarding seeing the progress we are making as a team. The highlight for me so far was sitting at the front of the Tour de Rock team announcement in the gymnasium of Tillicum Elementary. I remember when I was in second grade watching a Tour de Rock rider and our music teacher shave their head in front of the entire school. It was a surreal moment being on the other side of that and looking out at all the children cheering for us.

It is an honour to ride for the kids, and I look forward to supporting these families affected by pediatric cancer however I can.

Thanks for your support!


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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

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