On Sunday, August 19, an EPS constable will roll into Edmonton after riding for 34 days and nearly 12,000 kilometres across Canada on a fundraising tour for Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
Edmonton - August 18, 2012 - On Sunday, Aug. 19, an EPS constable will roll into Edmonton after riding for 34 days and nearly 12,000 kilometres across Canada on a fundraising tour for Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
Const. Chris Anderson and his dad, retired EPS officer Dave Anderson, were inspired to take on this ride for their sister and daughter, Erin, who is also a police officer with the EPS. Erin was diagnosed with MS last year after not being able to walk or feel her body.
They started their journey on July 17 in St. John’s, N.L, and travelled across the country to Victoria, B.C. before heading back home.
Along their ride across Canada, the Anderson’s met with local MS chapters.
“We are very proud of Chris for making this journey across Canada on his motorcycle,” says Darrel Gregory, Director of Communications with the MS Society, Alberta Division. “Not only is he raising money to help people live better with MS, he is raising awareness of the prevalence of multiple sclerosis in Canada, and Alberta in particular.”
A group of police officers, currently serving and retired will join together with Chris as he finishes his journey in honour of Erin and all others afflicted by MS.
Anderson has raised $15,320, just $4,680 short of his $20,000 goal.