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The Fort St. John Sub Zero Running Club will be putting on a fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society.

 

On April 10, the club will be holding a running event with all the proceeds going towards the Cops for Cancer- IronTeam Foundation, which supports the Canadian Cancer Society. Police officers and the general public will all run together, as a means to help raise money for the Society.

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The event will include three races. The first is a 1 km race, the second is a 5 km race and the third is a 10 km race. There will also be multiple draws, where participants have the chance to win various prizes.

Cops for Cancer is an organization that began in 1994, after Sergeant Gary Goulet and a group of police officers shaved their heads in support of a young boy in their community who was going through radiation and chemo therapy. The boy was also allowed to ride along with the police officers, all of whom displayed their hairless heads to the public to help raise the young boy’s spirit.

The kind act of the police officers received international attention, which lead to the creation of the organization.

Since its inception, Cops for Cancer has raised more than $16 million through a variety of fundraisers.

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The event will start at the Fort St. John campus of Northern Lights College. The races are all non-competitive and everyone is encouraged to participate.

Registration can be completed from 9 until 10 a.m. on Apr. 10, the day of the event. Registration can also be done in advance or any other information can be answered by contacting Floyd or Barbara Polehoykie at 250-787-0977 or t.cat@telus.net

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