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Jail'n'bail raises $15,000

More than $15,000 worth of donations and pledges were raised Wednesday during the Cops for Cancer Tour de North's jail'n'bail fundraiser.

More than $15,000 worth of donations and pledges were raised Wednesday during the Cops for Cancer Tour de North's jail'n'bail fundraiser.

Over 20 people were nominated and subsequently voluntarily arrested to help raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society, specifically for pediatric cancer research, support programs and Camp Goodtimes.

T.J. Grewal from the Grewal Group and Derek Ingram from Central Interior Catering & Consulting were the biggest money raisers, both bringing in over $2,000.

The second annual event was held in the parking lot of Gold's Gym. More than $7,000 was raised last year.

The Cops for Cancer Tour de North starts Sept. 12 in Prince George and arrives in Prince Rupert on Sept. 18. Six local people are among the participating cyclists: Sgt. Holly Lavin, Cst. Chris Emon, Cst. Paul Starr, Delisimunovic, Dakota Stone (B.C. Ambulance) and Dennis Schwab (community rider).

For more information, or to make a donation, go to www.tourdenorth.ca.