Cops Against Cancer
Cops Against Cancer is a local chapter of the national Cops for Cancer campaign. Sergeant Barry Gordon, and other members of the CBRPS, began the Cape Breton campaign in 1996, to raise funds and create awareness through different types of community events. Officers use leadership skills to organize fundraising and awareness events, including as many citizens as possible.
Every year, officers and civilians host several community "buzz" events throughout the CBRM, shaving their heads to raise awareness and funds for those battling cancer.
All funds raised through the Cops Against Cancer campaign stay within the community they were raised, showing citizens first-hand the difference their efforts make.
Sgt. Barry Gordon of the CBRPS, left, received a national award from Francis Gillies, vice-president of the Canadian Cancer Society, Sydney unit, in recognition of his work with the local Cops Against Cancer group. Photo credit: The Cape Breton Post (2011).