Supporting Cancer Fight

By Martin Blake, Toronto Police Service Published: 8:29 a.m. March 13, 2017

The fight against cancer is just as important as the fight against crime, says Toronto Police Inspector Chris Boddy, of why the Service supports the Cops for Cancer fundraiser each year.

Three uniformed TPS members standing in front a poser that reads "cops for cancer"
Staff Sergeant Chris Boddy smiles after getting his haircut alongside Inspector Hegedus (L) and Staff Sergeant Charles, who is a cancer survivor

“This is why we participate in the campaign in support of our friends at the Canadian Cancer Society,” he said.

The 21st annual event takes place on Saturday, April 22 at Yorkdale Mall, where Service and community members will shave their heads to raise money.

Donations can be made to teams or fundraisers at anytime by visiting or made in person at the event.

Inspector Chris Boddy asks people to join the Cops For Cancer fundraising efforts

Started in Edmonton in 1994, Cops for Cancer is a national program raising money for the Canadian Cancer Society to fund research and support patients.

In the past two decades, just over $1 million has been raised in Toronto to support cancer research.

“The money that’s raised supports lifesaving research as well as co-workers and family members that are battling this terrible disease,” added Boddy, second-in-command at 11 Division.

The goal this year is to raise $50,000.

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