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Cops for Cancer

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Police officers across Manitoba play a leadership role organizing the Canadian Cancer Society’s Cops for Cancer events, involving the community in fundraising and cancer awareness activities.

Police officers and supportive citizens join forces to raise funds in many fun and interesting ways. Head shaves, marathons and barbecues are just some of the ways!

  • Winnipeg Police Service half marathon

    The Winnipeg Police Service Half Marathon will take place on May 1, 2016 at the Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg. For more information or to register visit

    Check out this video re-capping one of the past events. 

  • Cops for Cancer head shave

    On May 28 at noon the Cops for Cancer Head Shave will be held at Kildonan Place.  All funds raised through pledges are in support of the Canadian Cancer Society's fight for life!

    For more information or to make a donation, please click here

  • The story of Cops for Cancer

    In 1994, Gary Goulet, an Edmonton police officer, met a young boy who was being teased at school because of his hair loss from chemotherapy. Goulet’s head was already shaved so he gathered a group of police officers willing to shave their own heads in support of the young boy with cancer. The act of kindness received media coverage, along with calls and letters from citizens touched by the officer’s campaign.

    Goulet received many letters, but one letter moved Goulet to do more. A mother whose daughter had cancer urged Goulet to continue his campaign by challenging other police departments to get involved.

    Goulet contacted the Canadian Cancer Society and the head-shaving event caught on. The program is now one of the largest community fundraising events for the Canadian Cancer Society.



Paulette Hicks A random act of kindness during one of the most vulnerable times in someone’s life can be powerful.

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Together we can reduce the burden of cancer

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Last year, we only had the resources available to fund 40% of high-priority research projects. Imagine the impact we could have if we were able to fund 100%.

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