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September 26, 2006 > Fremont cops raise money for cancer center

Fremont cops raise money for cancer center

Fresh off of their grueling Ironman Canada triathlon competition, four members of Fremont Police Department who pledged to raise $20,000 for the Northern California Cancer Center, came home to find they had exceeded their goal.  Fremont IronCops, Captain Frank Grgurina, Lieutenant Tom Mikkelsen, Sergeant John Liu, and Officer Julie Cochran, all finished the Ironman triathlon in under 14 hours. 

The officers raised nearly $24,000 for the Northern California Cancer Center (NCCC), with more expected.  Along with soliciting funds from friends and family members, the officers held an auction fundraiser for the NCCC on August 18.  All proceeds benefit the center's mission of preventing cancer through population-based research and community education.

"We are very grateful for the opportunity to work with the Fremont IronCops, and for their generosity in supporting the Northern California Cancer Center.  We are honored that they want to continue this collaboration with us to support our mission," noted the center's CEO Donald Nielsen, Ph.D. 

NCCC is an established, nationally recognized leader dedicated to understanding the causes, prevention and detection of cancer and to improve the quality of life for individuals living with cancer. This organization has worked with scientists, educators, patients, clinicians, and community leaders successfully since 1974, and is an active participant in Stanford University's Comprehensive Cancer Center. NCCC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit with over 160 employees and a $15 million operating budget. For more information visit

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