Marc Parent, SPVM Chief,
other directors of Quebec's various police forces and 50 police officers
are participating in the 15th Cops for Cancer Shave-O-Thon
On Thursday, May 14, 2015
from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
in the Grande-Place of the Complexe Desjardins, Montreal
MONTREAL, May 13, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - This event enables the guardians of public safety to show their solidarity with those living with cancer through a symbolic gesture: shaving their heads. It's also an opportunity for them to help save 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 other police chiefs and 50 police officers, will have his head shaved during the event.
- Canadian Cancer Society – Quebec Division representatives.
- Claude Legault, actor in the 19-2 French television series.
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 went across Alberta and thousands of police officers in the country, inspired by such a show of support, also decided to take up the challenge.
SOURCE Canadian Cancer Society, Quebec Division
For further information: Nathalie Lapierre, Société canadienne du cancer, Division du Québec, 514 797-9144, [email protected]