Cops for Cancer
Saturday May 28, 2010 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Dewe's Independent Grocer-420 Dundas St. E.
Belleville's finest will be lining up for a close shave as Cops for Cancer kicks off on May 28, 2011 at Dewe's Your Independent Grocer.
The event, which is held semi-annually by the Belleville Police Service, has brought in upwards of $36,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society since it began locally in 1995.
This year's event, which begins shortly after 11 a.m. - with head-shavings starting around noon - features a BBQ, music and a rock-climbing wall and bouncy castle courtesy of Extreme Rush Adventures.
Organizers are still looking for community support ? whether it be through donations for prizes, pledges to the Canadian Cancer Society or those who would volunteer to have a little taken off the top for a good cause.
The first Cops for Cancer program started in 1994 when an Edmonton police officer with a shaved head posed for a picture with a young cancer patient. The officer wanted to support the boy, who was being ridiculed at school because of his hair loss. Other officers joined and Cops for Cancer was launched.
Since then law enforcement and emergency services officers from across Canada have held Cops for Cancer fundraising events for the Canadian Cancer Society. Donations are used to fund cancer research, support programs and cancer prevention initiatives.
For more information about this year's event, please contact Const. Jeremy Ashley at 613-966-0882 or email@example.com