Edmonton police officer cruises cross-country for a cause
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Upon arriving home from a 34-day motorcycle trip across the country, Edmonton Police Service Const. Christ Anderson was greeted by a police escort, officer salute and much appreciation Sunday.
Chris and his father, retired EPS officer Dave Anderson, rode nearly 12,000 kilometres from St. John’s, NL to Victoria, BC, and then on to Edmonton – raising money and awareness for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.
The pair officially finished their journey at the Legislature grounds, where they were greeted by police, MS Society officials, friends and family.
“I can’t believe we’re home already and it’s over,” said Chris, 33. “We met a lot of good people along the way – various MS societies and a lot of people who are suffering from MS.”
Chris’ inspiration for the trip was his sister Erin, also an EPS officer, who was diagnosed last year.
“It’s unreal. It’s very emotional,” said Erin, 31. “I’m very, very proud of him.”
- As of late Sunday afternoon, $16,775 of the $20,000 goal had been raised.
- To donate – or read more about the cross-country ride – visit msride.ca.