Local Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock rider Shawn Hall is gearing up for a set of new fundraisers this month.
Hall, a firefighter and auxiliary with the Campbell River RCMP, is raising money for the Canadian Cancer Society through his participation in the 14-day event that will take him from one end of the Island to the other.
Hall lost his mother to cancer as a teenager and since then the fight to end cancer has been close to his heart.
“I’ve always wanted to do something for a worth cause, especially cancer,” Hall said. “It’s something I don’t wish on any kid. I saw the tour as an opportunity to help.”
Along the tour route, riders will pedal alongside children who are fighting cancer or who have overcome the disease.
Hall has already visited Camp Goodtimes, a camp in Maple Ridge for teens and kids battling cancer and their families which is a recipient of dollars raised from the tour.
On Aug. 28 Hall will host a Kids Carnival at White Spot.
Activities include a dunk tank, Bounce-A-Rama, face painting, tours of a fire truck and police car. For $5 kids get a pirate pack and five tickets for the events.
Hall will also hold a Beer and Burger night at the Riptide Bar and Grill Aug. 31 from 4-8 p.m. Tickets are available in advance at the Riptide or at the door.
Lots of prizes will be given away throughout the evening.
The Bottle Depot on 16th Avenue and Willow Street is still taking donations, account name is Tour de Rock Shawn Hall and Outdoor Addictions is donating $5 for every bike sale or tune up to the Tour de Rock.