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York police launch Be a Hero campaign with a little trim for officer

You're invited to the April 6 head shave at Upper Canada Mall to raise funds for Southlake Regional Health Centre's pediatric oncology clinic
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York Regional Police Const. Andy Pattenden gets a trim today from Lily, a childhood cancer survivor, while Chief Eric Jolliffe looks on. The York force launched its Be a Hero campaign at its Aurora headquarters, along with its fellow emergency services partners. Facebook photo

Sometimes the biggest heroes are also the smallest. Like Lily, a childhood cancer survivor.

Along with our fellow emergency services partners, we're proud to launch the Be A Hero campaign to fight childhood cancer today at our Aurora headquarters.

As you'll see from the photo, we even got the head shaving started early. Lily gave our very own Const. Andy Pattenden a little trim.

In addition, Det. Const. Mark Blacker and Const. Shane Spina were also on hand to present the Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation with a cheque for $16,000, which they raised through a raffle.

Join us on April 6 at Upper Canada Mall as we shave our heads to raise funds for Southlake Regional Health Centre's pediatric oncology clinic. Every year, this clinic sees more than one thousand patient visits from kids facing cancer.

Through a partnership with SickKids and the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO), Southlake’s clinic offers much of a child’s treatment right here, close to home, ensuring the best possible care and support while reducing the stress and burden of traveling downtown or living separately while a child receives care at SickKids.

Want to participate or donate? Visit here.