On August 10, 2012, Cst. Karla Ivany and Cpl. Chris Ivany held a Cops for Cancer Jail n’Bail fundraising event in Burns Lake B.C.
Karla and Chris Ivany will be biking over 800 kilometers from Prince George to Prince Rupert for the Tour de North.
Participants of the Jail n’ Bail event, agreed to be thrown into a mock jail to raise bail for their release.
Mock arrest warrants were issued for offenses such as, not being a Canucks fan, impersonating a flooring specialist, too much fishing, speeding on the golf course, bad hair cuts, and leaving food in the fridge for too long.
In total, 24 Burns Lake community members were jailed. A barbecue and garage sale were also held at the event.
The event was a success and raised $16,300, with all of the proceeds going to the Cops for Cancer Tour de North. The Tour starts in Prince George on Sept. 14, 2012.
"This event would not have been possible without the help of several volunteers" stated Chris and Karla Ivany "We would like to sincerely thank all of the volunteers, arrestees and donors who made this event a great success".
Donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society fund the best pediatric research and lifesaving clinical trials in Canada. Researchers are working to improve the detection and diagnosis of cancer and to find more effective, safer treatments.
Money donated is also used for the operation of Camp Goodtimes, which is a summer recreation program that provides a safety-minded, medically supervised and fun week of activities for children and their families at no cost.
Anybody interested in making a donation can contact Chris or Karla Ivany at the Burns Lake RCMP detachment by telephone at (250) 692-7171 or visit the Canadian Cancer Society Website at External Link www.cancer.ca