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article imageConstable Tony Vella gets shaved to support cancer research Special

By KJ Mullins     May 30, 2011 in Health
Toronto - On Friday three of Toronto Police's finest went under the blade to make a difference for cancer research. They were shaved to support Cops for Cancer at police headquarters.
Deputy Chief Mike Federico, Toronto Police Services Board Chair Alok Mukherjee and Corporate Communications Constable Tony Vella all faced the shears for Cops for Cancer. They follow Federico and fellow Deputy Chiefs Peter Sloly, Tony Warr and Kim Derry who were shaved on May 7.
Constable Tony Vella said during a phone interview that he isn't one to go out and collect money. This cause however was different.
"Making a difference for cancer is so important. I know I don't have much hair to start with but it this is such an important cause, everyone is touched by cancer. In my own family there are cancer victims."
Vella is one of the Toronto Police who media talk with on a daily basis. He's dedicated to helping Torontians in the fight against crime. His commitment is just as strong when it comes to fighting against cancer. He's a modest man who tends to push the spotlight off of himself and onto others. During the interview he stressed that this was a real team effort.
"Mike Federico, Alok Mukherjee and I had a lot of fun doing this. It was a real team effort.It's all about the cause, cancer research."
That team effort has raised over $600,000 in support of Cops For Cancer overall. Nationwide the program has raised $45 million since 1999.
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