Prince Rupert Cops Look to Flush Away Cancer

Residents in Prince Rupert and Port Edward may have the dubious honour of receiving a toilet on their door step.

It's to help Prince Rupert RCMP officers, active and retired, raise funds for the Cops for Cancer Tour de North ride they will be embarking on in September.

Corporal Devon Gerrits and retired Inspector Bob Killbery are two of the Ruperties looking to flush away cancer as part of their fundraiser for the highly anticipated Tour de North.

"Four different rides take place throughout B.C. in September and rides raise $2-million and 80% goes towards pediatric cancer and the rest is donated to Camp Goodtimes."

Killbery says the fundraiser tool is all about putting the word "fun" back into fundraiser.

"We can deliver the toilet to the Prince Rupert and Port Edward area. I'm sure everyone out there knows somebody that would love to have that toilet sitting on the front their yard or door step. Then, perhaps a donation can take it away from them."

How do you get it taken away? It's pretty simple. Giving a donation to the fundraiser has it taken away. A nice donation can even have delivered to a fellow neighbour, friend, or business. If you play your cards right too, a "generous" donation can allow you to never see the throne on your property.

Gerrits has been ramping up his preparations for the ride in September and is looking forward to connecting with community from Prince George to Prince Rupert.

Killbery has taken part in the ride four times and says Prince Rupert is full of generous and supporting people.

"We have three cops taking part and we've always had great support from the community."

In order to have the throne sent to someone in the Prince Rupert and Port Edward area, you can contact Bob Killbery at 250-624-8565, Devon Gerrits at 250-600-0313, or Stefanie Wainman at 250-600-1242.

More information on their ride can be found here:

http://convio.cancer.ca/site/TR/CopsforCancer_BC/COPS_BC_?fr_id=23926&pg=entry