The annual Cops For Cancer event wrapped up on Friday afternoon in Mission at the Clarke Theatre. The campaign managed to raise $470,000 to aid in the battle against childhood cancers. / Bob Friesen Photos

Cops For Cancer raises $470,000

Annual ride wrapped up Friday in Mission at the Clarke Theatre

The 2019 Cops for Cancer – Tour De Valley came to a close last week with a special ceremony at Mission’s Clarke Theatre.

This year’s ride marked the 20th anniversary of the event.

Mission RCMP Const. James Mason hosted the brief ceremony that honoured the riders – made up of police officers, firefighters, corrections officers, and other emergency services personnel, from communities across the valley, including Mission – who took part in the nine-day, 800-kilometre journey.

The event raises money for childhood cancer research and support services at the Canadian Cancer Society.

This year’s event raised a total of $470,000.

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