Buzz cuts for a cause

Cops and kids join the fight against cancer

TORONTO, May 5 /CNW/ - On Saturday May 8, 2010, Toronto Police Service brass along with family members and many others will be shaving their heads to raise funds for cancer research at the Canadian Cancer Society's 14th annual Cops for Cancer fundraising event!

Police Chief, William Blair will be making the first snip, cutting the hair of the event's top fundraiser, a position that has been held by seven year old Paige, the daughter of two Toronto Police Service employees. Keeping it in the family, Deputy Chief of Police Tony Warr and his two grandsons will be shaving their heads. Staff Superintendent Mike Federico will also be getting a buzz cut for the cause.

This year, Cops for Cancer aims to raise $50,000 in Toronto. The head shave event is proudly sponsored by Under Armour and Yorkdale Shopping Centre.

The Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer is a community-based fundraising event where members of law enforcement and the community shave their heads in order to collect donations to support the fight against cancer. Since 1994, Cops for Cancer has raised $37.9 million dollars across Canada.

    
    WHAT:     Cops for Cancer

    WHO:      Canadian Cancer Society and Toronto Police Service

    WHEN:     Saturday, May 8, 2010 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
              (Opening ceremonies begin at 1:00 pm)

    WHERE:    Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Entrance 12 (South Entrance)

    Featured speakers:
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    -   Chief William Blair, Toronto Police Service
    -   Deputy Chief Tony Warr and Staff Superintendent Mike Federico,
        Toronto Police Service
    -   Guy Laporte, Director of Toronto Revenue Development, Canadian Cancer
        Society

    Photo opportunity:
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    -   Toronto Police Mounted and K9 Units
    -   Emergency Task Force Robot, Marine Unit Sea Doo and other police
        vehicles
    

About the Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. When you want to know more about cancer, visit our website www.cancer.ca or call our toll-free, bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1 888 939-3333.

SOURCE Canadian Cancer Society (Ontario Division)

For further information: For further information: or to book an interview opportunity, please contact: Sherry Lamb, Canadian Cancer Society, slamb@ontario.cancer.ca, (416) 526-0950; Tony Vella, Toronto Police Service, Tony.Vella@torontopolice.on.ca, (416) 808-7094

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