Kids and Cops Shave Their Way to a Cure

Yorkdale Shopping Centre hosts the Canadian Cancer Society's 14th annual Toronto Cops for Cancer event on May 8

TORONTO, May 3 /CNW/ - Canadian police officers are once again volunteering to bare it all by shaving their heads in support of the Canadian Cancer Society. Since 1996, Cops for Cancer events have raised more than $600,000 in Toronto alone to fund essential cancer research, support and advocacy programs. This year, more than $25,000 has already been raised through online donations - almost triple the funds raised online last year.

This year, Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair has recruited Deputy Chief Tony Warr - along with Deputy Warr's two grandsons - and Staff Superintendent Mike Federico to let their hair down, then shave it all off. Both grandsons have been growing their hair this year in preparation for the big shave. A total of 100 Toronto Police Service participants will be on site at Saturday's event to get shorn.

The event takes place at Yorkdale Shopping Centre on Saturday, May 8. Yorkdale Shopping Centre is the only Toronto location to host Cops for Cancer this year and will present a $5,000 donation during the event to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Cheer on the brave volunteers as they shave their way to a cure!

    What:   Toronto Cops for Cancer
            14th annual event for the Canadian Cancer Society

    When:   Saturday, May 8, 2010
            1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

            - Ceremonies start at 1 p.m. with Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair

            - Deputy Chief Tony Warr and Staff Superintendent Mike Federico
              will have their heads shaved at approximately 2 p.m. along with
              the kids that have been growing their hair over the last year
              for this event

    Where:  Yorkdale Shopping Centre
            Centre Court by Bikini Village
            3401 Dufferin Street, Toronto

    Who:    - Chief Bill Blair

            - Deputy Chief Tony Warr and Superintendent Mike Federico

            - Photo opportunity with Toronto Police Mounted Unit, K9 Unit,
              Emergency Task Force and Robot, Marine Unit Sea Doo, Police
              Vehicles, and TPS and OPP motorcycles

SOURCE Yorkdale Shopping Centre

For further information: For further information: Briar Wells, (416) 979-1120 x 276,

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