Toronto mayor selling off bobblehead dolls

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Posted: Nov 20, 2014 1:35 PM

TORONTO (AP) — Outgoing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is selling off his remaining "Robbie Bobbie" bobblehead dolls to benefit the hospitals that have been treating his cancer.

Ford released a statement Thursday saying supporters can buy the collectors' items at the mayor's office for US$26 (CA$30) each with the proceeds going to support two hospitals.

Previous sales of Ford bobbleheads have brought long lines to city hall.

Doctors discovered a rare and aggressive cancer in Ford's abdomen in September, leading the embattled mayor — whose term in office was marked by scandals involving public drunkenness and smoking crack cocaine — to drop his bid for re-election.

Ford will undergo a fourth round of chemotherapy next week, his brother Doug told CP24 TV.

Toronto's mayor-elect John Tory takes office Dec. 2.