Sgt. Keays and Const. Stewart arrest Deidra Lakness

“Jail and Bail” raises funds for Cops for Cancer

Local fundraiser putting Vanderhoof locals behind bars



Christina Millington

Omineca Express

Sharon Unger, Vanderhoof paramedic raises funds for Cops for Cancer on August 2, she will be battling the highways of rural BC on her bicycle in honour of her father, Arnold Unger.

Unger’s father passed away eight years ago from prostate cancer.

With a personal goal of $10,000, Unger was successful in raising $2,864.88 thanks to the generous community of Vanderhoof.

The Jail and Bail was facilitated by Unger and Sgt. Keays of the Vanderhoof RCMP.

Unger thought it would be a fun way to get the community involved with raising money for the Canadian Cancer Society and cancer research.

Const. Derek Stewart of the Vanderhoof RCMP was the officer on duty required to arrest nominated residents and bring them to the Co-op parking lot where they were put behind bars until family or friends arrived with donations. Minimum bail was $300.

Clayton Gull, April Hughes, Kelly Beal, John Callaghan and Deidra Lakness of Vanderhoof were behind bars throughout the morning waiting patiently to post bail.

Donations to Cops for Cancer Tour de Coast, Tour de North, Tour de Rock and Tour de Valley are invested in life-saving childhood cancer research for children with cancer and their family.

Unger takes to the open road  as a medic rider on September, 14.

For more information visit www.cancer.ca

 

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