Cops for Cancer stops at Langley Fine Arts

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For the seventh year in a row, Cops for Cancer held an assembly at Langley Fine Arts School. Founded in 1994, the organization of law enforcement and emergency service committee members has made it their mission to support children with cancer and their families in all provinces. LFAS was their 700 km stop, leaving them only 100 km to go.

Several performances by music and choir students, were dedicated to everyone involved in this cause. The senior choir performed with music majors, Ilya Zalubniak, Deven Azevedo, Ethan Honeywell, Adam Mah, and Brock Phillips-Hing.  Grade ten music major Juliana Loughin brought the bikers to tears with her version of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”

 

The event was organized by Darren Storsley, with the assistance of Walter Scotton and John Burns.  Mr. Storsley has been organizing Cops for Cancer events for seven years. “People matter to me,” he said, when asked why he did it.

Nicola Harper has been the organizer of the Cops for Cancer since 2007 and stated that her inspiration for being involved in this organization was her grandfather, whom she lost to cancer.

Eric Mead, riding for his third year, said his inspiration is” trying to get kids to dance in the rain because kids with cancer are in their rainy days of sadness.”

Darryl Jones became involved in the fundraiser because he lost a niece to cancer at nine years old and his mother at 44 years old.

Staff and students cheered as the riders paraded through the gym; the event was a great success.

Story by Samantha Moss

Photos by Cassidy Lynch

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