The "Cops for Cancer" program started in 1994 when an Edmonton police officer wanted to support a young boy who had cancer and was being teased at school for losing his hair.
The officer, along with others, shaved their heads in support. Today "Cops for Cancer" has grown into an annual Canada-wide campaign to fund cancer research, support programs and cancer prevention initiatives.
Since 2005, members of Peel Regional Police and our community partners have raised over $1,000,000.00. All of which has gone directly to support the Canadian Cancer Society. This not only raises valuable funds for the Canadian Cancer Society's Mission, but it also raises cancer awareness and enhances our connection with the community we serve.
Schools from across Peel Region have hosted popular kick-off events and community corporate partners have held BBQ's, car washes, head shaves and other events to help us achieve our goal of making cancer history. Peel Regional Police are asking for your support.
To find out how you can help, please do not hesitate to email Peel Regional Police, Cops for Cancer Representative Constable TJ Strauss at CopsForCancer@peelpolice.ca or call (905) 453-2121 extension 4041.