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Cops for Kids raises hundreds of thousands of dollars from this year's bike ride

Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Chris Newel via Kelowna RCMP
September 23, 2018 - 2:57 PM

KELOWNA - The Cops for Kids riders finished their 17th annual bike ride in Kelowna today.

They cycled about 1,000 km throughout South Eastern British Columbia a media release says. Over the past ten days the team of 36 riders cycled into the hearts of 29 communities to raise money for children in medical, physical, or traumatic crisis.

The largest team in the foundation's history pulled together over 10 days to achieve some amazing results.

Working together, they raised $440 thousand to go directly to local children facing illness, disability or traumatic crisis.

Funds raised from the event support children who require transportation to medical treatment outside their home community, medical supplies, specialized therapies, learning tools & mobility aids. Each request is reviewed on an individual basis, in order to support items not covered by government programs or extended health care benefits.

The team was welcomed home at the Ramada Hotel by a crowd of supporters, friends, sponsors, dignitaries and families. The riders now return home to their family and regular policing duties, many travelling back across the terrain they recently cycled back to their communities across the RCMP’s South East District.

Although their signature event has wrapped up for the year, their need for funding lasts throughout the year. To learn more about Cops for Kids, the work they do throughout the year, or to make a donation visit the website at

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