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Powell River RCMP constables raise money for cancer charities

Community generously donates to Cops for Cancer event

Powell River RCMP constable Paula Perry was successful in her bid to raise money for cancer charity. She had her head shaved at a fundraising event at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 164 on September 18.

“The community and Cops for Cancer riders and support crew were so generous and I ended up raising $2,300, and got my head shaved at the event at the Legion,” stated Perry in an email. “Four other people also got their heads shaved, including [Powell River RCMP constable] Alex [McNulty].”

Perry also mentioned that the silent auction held at the Legion that evening was a big success, and that every item on auction raised money for charity. 

Tour de Coast riders arrived in the qathet region via the Saltery Bay ferry terminal on September 18, which was day four of riding hundreds of kilometres around the Lower Mainland, Squamish and the lower Sunshine Coast.

With the support of the community, McNulty raised more than $15,000 for paediatric cancer research and to support children and families living with cancer, according to an RCMP media release.

“The peloton and support crew received a warm welcome from Powell River and especially from the schools,” said Perry. “Hundreds of kids lined the school grounds and cheered in support of the riders and their cause. The riders signed autographs and gave out some Cops for Cancer swag. It was a really touching event.”

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