Photo Gallery: Cops for Cancer rides through South Delta
The charity bicycle tour Cops for Cancer were in South Delta Friday (Sept. 28) morning, visiting schools and raising awareness for the deadly disease.
The tour stopped at South Park elementary in Tsawwassen where the South Delta Leader took photographs of riders and school children.
Former South Park student Malcolm McQueen was on hand to hand out necklaces to the riders.
Malcolm, now a Grade 8 student at South Delta Secondary, says he was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma cancer when he was just two years old.
He's been cancer-free since 2004 and now works with the Canadian Cancer Society to help other people who going through treatment.
"I feel no one should really have to go through that," says Malcolm. "And I'll do my best to help."
Children with cancer receive bead necklaces while in hospital and the necklace grows as they receive their treatment, which is why the bicycle riders are given necklaces to demonstrate solidarity with those children.
The tour continued through Thrifty Foods in Tsawwassen, South Point Academy, and the Delta Police Department, before continuing to Langley, Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Hope tomorrow (Saturday).