Aurora Police Division’s Jim Seneca was two weeks into police academy coaching in Buffalo, N.Y., when the information got here in August 1987: He had leukemia at age 26. Seneca, who survived the most cancers, based the Colorado nonprofit Cops Combating Most cancers in 2003.
The group’s first occasion in 2002 drew simply Seneca and his associate, however this 12 months greater than 300 legislation enforcement officers from throughout the state volunteered for the 15th annual Joe Bumberger Memorial Lengthy Blue Line, delivering toys to all sufferers at Youngsters’s Hospital Colorado, no matter analysis. Brightening the times of sufferers and households retains Seneca coming again 12 months after 12 months.
“It’s undoubtedly a calling and a blessing to do that,” he stated. This 12 months’s ambassador is Logan Whitehead, 14, who’s battling mind most cancers.