Wednesday, November 4, 2015 3:00 pm ·  0 Comments
The Halton Regional Police is pleased to announce our own Kim Kelly, a Special Constable with the Service, will be receiving the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award (one of Canada’s highest honours for volunteers) for her Kim’s Ride To Cross Out Cancer fundraising.
In July 2013, as a result of a friend’s battle with cancer, Kim planned to do something to help raise awareness and funds to fight it.
In her own words “ When a lifelong friend of mine told me she had stage 4 cancer, I know I wanted to do more than just offer her support, cook a few meals and drive her to doctors’ appointments. I decided to ride my bike across the Eastern provinces to create awareness and obtain donations for the Canadian Cancer Society”. Her plan turned into action and became “Kim’s Ride to Cross Out Cancer”.
She spent the next year organizing a variety of fundraising efforts, public speaking engagements and rigorous training for what would be a very grueling cycle ride from Burlington, Ontario to Charlottetown, PEI.
Her journey started on June 1, 2014 and she rode 80-100KM everyday arriving in Charlottetown on June 23, 2014.
Kim personally raised over $41,000.00 for the Canadian Cancer Society and has become a remarkable ambassador for the society as well as the Halton Regional Police.
We are proud and commend Kim not just for the sheer magnitude of her efforts, but for the strong impact she and her team had in the Region of Halton, within the police service, and in the towns and villages along her route.
Kim will be receiving this prestigious award on Tuesday November 10, 2015 in the Music Room of the Lieutenant Governor’s Suite, Queen’s Park, Toronto. His Excellency the Right Honourable, David Johnston, Governor General of Canada will be attending from Ottawa to present the award.
Since 1995, there have been less than 1800 Canadian volunteers that have been awarded this National Honour, a humbling experience for Kim. http://www.gg.ca/document.aspx?id=14464&lan=eng
Kim’s dedication, passion, professionalism and commitment to raise cancer funds and awareness in our community and across the country is extraordinary. Please join us in congratulating and supporting her on this very special day.
Burlington, Canadian Cancer Society, Charlottetown, David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, Governor General's Caring Canadian Award, Halton Regional Police, June 23 2014, Kim Kelly, Kim's Ride to Cross Out Cancer, PEI, Special Constable