MONTREAL, Feb. 6, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ -
Marc Parent, SPVM Chief,
6 other directors of Quebec's various police forces, and 116 police
officers are participating in the 14th Cops for Cancer Shave-O-Thon
on Friday, February 7, 2014
from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
in the Grande-Place of the Complexe Desjardins, Montreal
This event enables cops and guardians of public safety to show their solidarity with those
touched by cancer through a symbolic gesture: shaving their heads. It's also an opportunity
for them to help save more lives by raising money for the Canadian Cancer Society to fund
innovative research projects as well as support, prevention, and information services.
Will be present:
- Marc Parent, Director of the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (Montreal Police Service) who, along with six other police chiefs, and 116 police officers, will have his head shaved during the event.
- A woman living with chronic breast cancer who has been undergoing treatment for more than four years and participants who will deliver a testimonial.
- A Canadian Cancer Society - Quebec Division representative.
- Claude Legault, Jean Petitclerc, Fred-Éric Salvail, and Robert Naylor, actors in the 19-2 television series.
- The event will be hosted by columnist and broadcaster Rodger Brulotte.
|The Cops for Cancer fundraiser for the CCS was held for the first time in 1994. Police officers in Edmonton had decided to have their heads shaved and pose for a photo with a young boy who was being bullied in school because he had lost all his hair following chemotherapy. The photo made the rounds across Alberta and thousands of police officers in the country, inspired by such a show of support, also decided to take up the challenge. To date, Cops for Cancer has helped raise more than $50 million for the CCS.|
SOURCE: Canadian Cancer Society, Quebec Division
For further information:
André Beaulieu, Senior Advisor, Communication
Canadian Cancer Society, Quebec Division
514 393-3444, [email protected]