Cops for Cancer Campaign

(See Paul Henderson T-shirt offer at bottom of page)

The Cops for Cancer program started in 1994 when a Sergeant with the Edmonton Police Service organized a group of officers to shave their heads to support a 5 year old boy suffering from cancer.  Since then the Canadian Cancer Society and police services across the country have teamed up to raise money and awareness for this worthy cause.

The Cops for Cancer event in Peel started in 2004. To date we have raised $760 000 dollars, all of which goes directly to the Canadian Cancer Society.

The actual event involves officers, civilians, paramedics and anyone else who wants to, raising money to shave their head.The past 8 years have seen more than 1500 officers get their head shaved, including more than 80 women!!!

The March for a Million:
This year’s goal is to surpass the million dollar mark for the event since it began in 2004.  To do this will require us to double the amount the event has generated in previous years.  That is why we need your help!

In addition to the actual event, there are numerous sub-events where money is raised to achieve our goal of fundraising and awareness; corporate head shaves, bake sales, golf/hockey tournaments, teacher vs. police games and many other inventive ideas.  This allows for everyone to participate in the Cops for Cancer Campaign as well as the ultimate goal of Making Cancer History!

Buy a t-shirt – Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Paul Henderson’s Goal of the Century with this commemorative shirt. $7.99 from each shirt goes to the Canadian Cancer Society and it makes a great gift.

Peel Regional Police employees – contact your divisional rep
Public / Corporate Bulk orders – email
All others – Follow link to the Heritage Hockey website to purchase a t-shirt:

If you or your organization would like to be part of the March for a Million please contact
Trevor Arnold, Peel Regional Police:   905-453-2121 ext. 3861

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