Kevin Nunn sports his 'Billy Idol' haircut.

Kevin Nunn sports his 'Billy Idol' haircut.

Despite bad knees, ‘Billy Idol’ plans run to help Cops for Cancer

Saanich police equipment manager Kevin Nunn will trek 60 kilometres over the Malahat – from Duncan to Victoria – on Sept. 3 to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock.

His doctor tells him he shouldn’t run on his two poor knees.

He will anyway, he says, because it’s for the kids.

Saanich police equipment manager Kevin Nunn will trek 60 kilometres over the Malahat – from Duncan to Victoria – on Sept. 3 to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock.

“If I can, in some way, give back and raise money to find a cure or assist in putting a smile on a child’s face and help them forget about their day-to-day trauma, it’s the least I can do,” Nunn said.

Last year, the British expat raised $2,545 for the cause by sporting a Billy Idol look: growing out his hair and dying it blonde. This year, the “Billy Idol” Malahat Challenge Run aims to raise $10,000.

Nunn, who’s had surgery on his left knee and is awaiting surgery on his right, currently runs 20 to 30 kilometres at a time to train for his September run.

“I just keep thinking, when I’m hurting, about what these kids go through,” he said. “(My pain) is nothing in comparison to what they have to go through with chemo and treatments.”

To help Nunn reach his fundraising goal, visit www.copsforcancerbc.ca, click Vancouver Island Region, then search Kevin Nunn under Make a Donation. All money raised through the Malahat Challenge Run will be divided evenly among the five Saanich police Tour de Rock riders to help in their individual fundraising goals.

kslavin@saanichnews.com