September 3, 2007 (Winnipeg, MB) – Cops for Kids bicycle relay tour is a cycle tour covering 3,400 kms, from Winnipeg to San Francisco, to grant five special children a wish.
The 18-member Winnipeg Police Service team will depart on Saturday September 8, 2007 at 7 am from the Forks side of the Provencher Bridge to begin their non-stop, cycling tour to the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA; in support of The Children’s Wish Foundation.
Teams will cycle in 8-hour, 200 km shift, 24 hours a day, in attempt to reach their destination in the afternoon of Friday September 14th.
This is the 7th biennial Cops for Kids relay since it’s inception in 1995. This initiative has provided thousands of dollars and granted many wishes for some very special children. Previous destinations have included Clearwater, FLA; New York, NY; Vancouver, BC; San Diego, CA; Nova Scotia, and Brownsville, TX.
Media is invited to attend the departure ceremony on Saturday September 8, 2007 at 6:30 am at the Salisbury House, on Provencher Bridge. On departure at 7 am, everyone is invited to join an escorted cycle to Headingley, MB.
Clyde Raven, team member states, “The team is dedicated to providing the children served by The Children’s Wish Foundation their wish. We fully appreciate the power of granting a wish to a child with an uncertain future and the positive impact of the wish upon child and family. We are determined to make wishes into reality for the five children we are focusing upon; they will be with us in spirit every kilometer along the way.”
This fundraising effort is focused upon providing five of the appriamately 80 children for which The Children’s Wish Foundation currently have been requested wishes. The children, Rhonda, age 8; Matthew, age 10, Hannah, age 11, Alexandra, age 3 and Kyla, age 6; all suffer from various life threatening high risk illnesses and live in communities through-out Manitoba.