200 uniformed law enforcement officers from throughout the State of Colorado will bring smiles to kids at Childrens Hospital Colorado when they arrive in a motorcade with new toys for patients. The 10th Annual Long Blue Line will consist of 100 police cruisers and motorcycles.
This is the 10th year of the event and the largest to date with law enforcement officers from 30 different local, state and federal agencies participating. Theyll deliver 1,000 toys to 300 children. Aurora Police Officer James Seneca, who founded the organization and is a cancer survivor himself, says these kids need to know they are strong and courageous, Cancer takes such an emotional toll on patients and their families so we try to create an uplifting environment. If a little support can help a child get through another day then Im doing my job. Cops Fighting Cancer has visited more than 7,000 children at the hospital since the program began 10 years ago.
Some of the law enforcement agencies participating this year include the Aurora Police Department, Denver Police Department, Jefferson County Sheriffs Office, Adams County Sheriffs Office, Colorado State Patrol, U.S. Marshals Service and the FBI.
The event takes place on December 12, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at Childrens Hospital Colorado, 13123 East 16th Ave., Aurora. The motorcade will leave at 10:00 A.M. from Graebel Companies, 16456 E. Airport Circle, Aurora. It will travels west on Colfax Blvd and arrive at Childrens Hospital Colorado at 10:15 A.M.
Cops Fighting Cancer was founded in April 2003 by Aurora Police Officer James Seneca. It is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization made up of police and civilian volunteers. It raises money through annual fundraisers and in the last 10 years has donated more than $700,000 to help families with medical costs, mortgage payments, rent, car payments, food, clothing and other basic necessities. Its ultimate goal is to provide hope to those suffering from cancer.