Oak Bay High’s Cops for Cancer campaign raised $90, 034 in 2017, enough to send 60 kids to Camp Goodtimes. (Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News)

Oak Bay bottle drive to benefit children with cancer

Oak Bay High students hold fundraiser for Cops for Cancer, Tour de Rock campaign

As Oak Bay High students return to school, they are quick to dive into planning and hosting philanthropic events to give back to their community.

As part of their annual fundraising efforts towards their Cops for Cancer campaign, students are holding a bottle drive in the Oak Bay High parking lot on Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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“We are here to raise money for kids that have cancer and going through a really tough time, to help alleviate some of the pressure and really just have a good time for a week,” said Annika Wier, Oak Bay High student. “We hope to send as many kids as possible to Camp Good Times. We fundraised $90,000 last year so we’re hoping to be meeting that or even exceed it if possible.”

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Every year the students await the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock team to drop by near the end of the 1,000-kilometre cycle of the Island before revealing their funds raised. In 2017 the campaign raised $90, 034 for the cause through fundraisers including car washes, bottle drives and a lunch break filled with head shaves, leg waxing and pies in the face.

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The students are also holding a car wash (second one of the season) on Sept 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Oak Bay High, 2121 Cadboro Bay Rd.

Funds raised through the bottle drive and car wash go to Oak Bay High School’s Cops for Cancer, Tour de Rock campaign, to send children with cancer to Camp Good Times.



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