Bottle drive supports Tour de Rock and father with cancer

The daughters of a Nanaimo RCMP constable battling cancer are doing what they can to support Tour de Rock Cops for cancer and their dad.

Sophie Philip

Sophie Philip

The daughters of a Nanaimo RCMP constable battling cancer are doing what they can to support the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock and their dad.

Const. Mike Philip has battled head and neck cancer since 2008.

“One night I couldn’t sleep and then all of a sudden the idea of doing a cancer fundraiser, like a lemonade stand, came into my head,” said Sophie Philip, 8.

She and her sister Emily, 11, set up a roadside iced tea stand in front of their house the next day and made $182.

Now the girls want to raise more money with a bottle drive Saturday, (Sept. 17) at Pauline Haarer Elementary School, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The girls will present the money they raise from their drive to the Tour de Rock team when it rides through Nanaimo Oct. 2.