Greater Victoria students raise $200K for Tour de Rock

Through bake sales, concerts, car washes, raffles and infamous head shaves, Greater Victoria students raised nearly $200,000

Through bake sales, concerts, car washes, raffles and infamous head shaves, Greater Victoria students raised nearly $200,000 toward supporting kids with cancer for the 2012 Canadian Cancer Society Tour de Rock campaign.

Students at Reynolds secondary topped the list of highest fundraisers, gathering $109,253 in just 12 days.

Since its inception in 1998, the two-week bicycle journey in which police officers ride the length of Vancouver Island has raised $16.6 million for pediatric cancer research.

This year’s grand total has yet to be announced, but is estimated at $1.1 million.

Donations can still be made at tourderock.ca.