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Friday, May 27, 2011

More Funds for Cops for Cancer

Hanover | by Robyn Garvey  

Hanover Cops for Cancer another success as event raises 71 hundred dollars.

It was another successful Cops for Cancer Shave Off in Hanover.

They braved the cool damp weather and managed to raise 71 hundred dollars in this year's Cops for Cancer event.

Organizer and participant police Sergeant Rob DeGroot says it's all for the kids, noting that every dollar raised goes towards children's cancer research as well as support for their families.

Rhonda Klein knows all too well how important this is.

Her nine year old daughter Zoe was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and served as a team captain in this years event.

She says more most be done to provide better access to treatment and facilities in Canada, saying too many parents have to travel abroad to get their children the help they need.

In total there were 15 participants in this year's event, ranging from youngsters to grandparents.

And everyone of them had their own personal reason for doing it, whether it was to honour a loved one, tribute a survivor or just contribute in the fight against cancer.

18 year old Team Captain and cancer survivor Melissa Noonan calls it very touching to see so many people come out and give of themselves for this worthy cause.

Mellisa was diagnosed with cancer when she was three years old and has been in remission for 12 years now.


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