This year in Canada close to 920 children under the age of 14 will be diagnosed with cancer and 117 of them will sadly lose their battle.
A 17-member team will cycle the length of Vancouver Island, raising money for pediatric cancer research and support programs for the 2016 Cops for Cancer Tour De Rock. North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP Officer Jaleesa Nardino is excited to be part of this year’s team.
Nardino admits she is a bit nervous about some of the training involved!
The Tour de Rock team will spend the next five months training on the bike and fundraising, before setting out on September 24 for the 1,100 kilometre tour starting in Port Alice and ending in Victoria on October 7.
They’ll be back at Shawnigan Lake School near the end of their journey on October 5.
Supporting Tour de Rock allows children on Vancouver Island to attend Camp Goodtimes –  a special summer camp for kids with a history of cancer.
2016 Tour de Rock Team

2016 Tour de Rock Team

 

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP Felix Charette-Thibault and Jaleesa Nardino are part of this year's team.

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP Felix Charette-Thibault and Jaleesa Nardino are part of this year’s team.