Saanich Police Department Equipment Officer is continuing his yearly tradition of fundraising for the Canadian Cancer Society Cops For Cancer Tour de Rock.
This year Kevin Nunn, also known as “Kevin 4 Cancer” and “Billy Idol”, will be completing a 30 hour bike/run event around ring road at the University of Victoria.
The bike/run event will commence at 6:00 a.m. at the Student Union Building at UVIC on Saturday, August 23rd, and will continue until 12:00 noon on Sunday, August 24th.
Anyone wishing to join Kevin for a lap or two are welcome to do so. Kevin will be alternating between running and cycling throughout the 30 hour period.
All fundraising from this event will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society and will form part of the fundraising efforts of the three riders representing the Saanich Police Department: Sgt. Jason Bland, Cst. Justin Whittaker, and Cst. Heather Hunter.
“Kevin keeps increasing the difficulty of his challenges as the years progress” Sgt. Steve Eassie said. “His level of commitment to this very worthy cause is amazing”.
This is the fifth year that Kevin has been involved in fundraising efforts. In 2010, Kevin decided to grow out his hair, bleach it white, and become our local “Billy Idol” before shaving it all off for the cause. In 2011, “Billy Idol” returned and ran from Duncan to Victoria. In 2012, “Billy Idol” pulled a car around the UVIC ring road a total of 12 times, the equivalent of 21 kilometers (half a marathon). In 2013, Kevin was invited to be a guest rider on the Tour, and rode his bicycle for 24 hours straight.
This year, to add to the level of difficulty, the event has been extended to 30 hours.
Next year, Kevin plans to complete the Iron Man Canada event to raise further funds.
So far, as a result of his fundraising efforts, Kevin has been able to raise $82,000 over the past four years. He hopes to be able to top the $100,000 mark by the end of this, his fifth year of fundraising.
Anyone wishing to donate are welcome to attend to the Student Union Building at UVIC on Saturday or Sunday. Donations can also be made on-line at:
Sgt. Steve Eassie #158