The show case event for the Cops for Kids Charitable Foundation, 10 day bike ride through South Eastern BC topped up a record year for amounts raised in their annual fund raising efforts.
Monies raised by Cops For Kids go to local families in need of financial support for kids with medical and special needs. 21 riders and six support members from the RCMP and other law enforcement agencies which included BC Sheriffs and Canada Border Service Agency participated in this year’s ride from September 7 to September 13.
Riders again received fabulous support and warm welcomes in each community visited, over the course of the grueling ride.
Riders also met with some of the children receiving grants this year.
“Meeting and getting to know the young ambassadors of Cops for Kids, truly puts into perspective our own short term struggles, aches and pains encountered during the ride and in our daily lives, compared to those that these children face each day of theirs. This year’s funds raised of $215,000 permitted us to help so far over 100 kids in communities in southeast BC,” stated rider and president Gail Harrison.
In a show of support and solidarity, Southeast District Commander Chief Superintendent Mike Sekela was roadside at the Paulson Summit on Hwy. 3, cheering on the riders and they tackled one of the harder portions of the route.
“On behalf of Southeast District RCMP, thank you to all who helped us by donating to Cops For Kids,” said Sekela.