Police Chief John McCarthy
197 Main St.
Gloucester , MA 01930
For Immediate Release
Monday, Aug. 13, 2018
Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Gloucester Police to Present Family With Donation From Cops For Kids With Cancer
Cruiser Convoy Will Escort Toddler to Police Headquarters Ahead of Ceremony
GLOUCESTER — Chief John McCarthy is pleased to announce that the Gloucester Police Department will present a city family with a donation from Cops for Kids With Cancer.
- Gloucester Police
- Cops For Kids With Cancer
- 3-year-old William Bren and his family
Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 12:40 p.m. (Cruiser Convoy arrives ahead of check presentation at about 1 p.m.)
Gloucester Police Headquarters, 197 Main St.
William Bren and his family will be presented with a $5,000 donation from Cops For Kids With Cancer to help cover his medical expenses. Prior to presenting the donation, members of the Gloucester Police Department will pick Bren up from his home and escort him and his family to police headquarters in a cruiser convoy.
Bren was diagnosed earlier this year with a stage four Wilms tumor, which is one of the most common types of kidney cancer in children. Since his diagnosis, Bren has undergone radiation and chemotherapy and been boosted by the support of his family, friends and community.
“The strength that Will and his family have shown during this difficult time is truly inspiring,” Chief McCarthy said. “We’re all looking forward to seeing Will and presenting the Bren family with this donation as a show of our support for his fight against cancer.”
Gloucester Police Detective Thomas Quinn, who lost a son to cancer, spearheaded the application process on behalf of the Bren family and the department.