Oak Bay High bottle drive supports Cops for Cancer

Student bottle drive raises money for children with cancer

  • Sep. 25, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Oak Bay High students on the Cops 4 Cancer campaign

Oak Bay high students will be scrounging for empties this weekend but it’s all for a good cause.

The collection is a bid to raise big funds for kids with cancer.

Funds from the Cops for Cancer (dubbed C4C by the school) event go toward research for pediatric cancers and to support children and families living with cancer to attend Camp Goodtimes where they can just be kids.

Isabella Lee, one of the bottle drive organizers, says the campaign hits home for her, losing her uncle last year to cancer.

“This is a way to give back and hopefully other families don’t have to go through what my family did,” the Grade 12 student said.

“And we can give these kids a week to be stress free and happy.”

Last weekend the high school C4C team held a family fun fair at Willows, followed by a benefit concert during the week.

Oak Bay High School’s ever-popular, and generally largest fundraiser of the campaign, head shave day was slated for Sept. 24 after the News’ deadline.

The week before that they raised $3,000 with a car was at the new school building on Cadboro Bay Road.

During last year’s campaign students raised $40,215 and the big reveal of this year’s total is slated for the day the Tour de Rock stops in Oak Bay high on Oct. 1.

That day Oak Bay resident and rider Ray Bernoties, Chief Superintendent Island District Commander for Island District RCMP, is expected to shave his head.

The Canadian Cancer Society, Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock team finishes the 1,100-km Island ride in Victoria on Oct. 2.

 

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