On Sunday August 24th, 2000 at 7:00 a.m., 9 police officers and a teacher embarked on the first leg of the Ironman Canada Triathlon competition in Penticton, British Columbia. They formed and founded the COPS for CANCER team. After a leisurely 3.8 km swim and a scenic 180 km bike ride they finish by running a complete marathon! On top of participating in this physically and mentally grueling event, they succeeded in raising over $40,000 for the battle against cancer! Two years later, over one hundred police officers and friends from across Canada & the US, all members of the Cops for Cancer team, participated again. Every second year since then the team has competed in the Ironman Canada race and raised over 4.6 million dollars for the Canadian Cancer Society and the fight against cancer.
On August 28, 2012 the team has once again competed in the Ironman Canada Triathlon in Penticton. The team is now referred to as the Ironteam supporting Cops for Cancer and other cancer charities and It looks like this campaign will raise just over $750,000 dollars.
Watch the video below.