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Tour de Rock praises Sooke and Cops for Cancer organizer

Before I embark on the Cops For Cancer Tour de Rock journey from Port Alice to Victoria, I would first and foremost would like to thank all of the wonderful people in Sooke who have donated money to this wonderful cause.

Once again Sooke has shown that we may well be a small community, but we have a huge heart when it comes to giving to those in need.  I would like to thank all of the wonderful volunteers who came forward to help make our fund raising efforts a huge success.

There were three events, a meat draw at the Legion, a bottle drive and the last event was the Jailathon held Sept. 13. The Jailathon raised over $10,000 alone. I would like to thank all those wonderful people who allowed themselves to be arrested and raised substantial bail monies for their release all in good fun for Cops for Cancer.

There is one person that I would particularly like to recognize and thank and that is Jane Beddows.  She worked tirelessly to help me fund raise for this great cause and I could not have reached my goal without her. Jane has been raising money for Tour de Rock for 17 years now. Monies raised in our community have been helping many Sooke families over the years.  Some of the money raised goes to Camp Good Times where kids with cancer or cancer survivors can go to camp and be themselves. Many kids look forward to going back to camp every year as it provides a much needed break from their illness and their daily struggles.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for all your love and support as I set out on this epic journey.

Steve Wright

Sooke