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Derek Bechthold
Amount Raised
Fundraising Goal $750.00

My Message

Here we go!

I'm "running” the 5km for ARBI again this year.  This grueling race will test the upper reaches of my capabilities.  It will require a Herculean effort - both mentally and physically. Laser-like focus and inhuman dedication to succeed will see me through.  My 48 years of existence will come down to this day …

Nah … not so much.  The day of the race, I’ll probably stop with the kids for an abnormally large Tim’s breakfast and struggle to walk the 5km.

But it’ll be an amazing day!  Last year I had the privilege of walking with Jessica - one of ARBI’s past clients; at 16 a car plowed through a red light and t-boned her car.  She sustained a severe brain injury.   Walking with her was powerful and incredibly inspiring.

For more than 40 years, ARBI has made life better for individuals and their families affected by brain injuries or strokes. ARBI supports more than 150 clients/year through rehabilitation and community integration services; we help them transition back into their communities; and we surround families with practical and emotional support. We transform lives and bring hope back to shattered individuals and their families.   Everyone with a brain injury should live the best life possible.

Please don’t support me.

Please support me so I can support people at ARBI like Jessica.

Thank you so very much.

Charity I'm supporting:
Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured

My Team

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My Supporters (18)

Tanya donated $100.00
May 25, 2019 4:59 PM
Tanya left a message
May 25, 2019 4:57 PM
Go Derek Go! Wish that I was running with you.
Devon Ashe donated $55.00
May 17, 2019 10:16 AM
Gary Frank donated $500.00
May 10, 2019 8:18 PM
Mary Ellen left a message
Apr 15, 2019 1:44 PM
Thanks for running for ARBI!
Mary Ellen Neilson donated $100.00
Apr 15, 2019 1:44 PM
Bruce left a message
Mar 28, 2019 11:49 AM
Run Derek Run
Bruce Shultz donated $100.00
Mar 28, 2019 11:49 AM
Niesa left a message
Mar 25, 2019 4:07 PM
Please post sweaty, I did it photos at the finish line!
Niesa donated $75.00
Mar 25, 2019 4:04 PM
Tyler donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 4, 2019 3:31 PM
Sarah Metcalf Stone donated $25.00
Mar 4, 2019 11:51 AM
JL left a message
Mar 4, 2019 11:32 AM
Way to go Derek! You cot this. Rumour has it there may be a bacon buffet at the end!
Jerilynn Daniels donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 4, 2019 11:32 AM
Willem left a message
Mar 1, 2019 4:03 PM
Good cause.
Willem donated $100.00
Mar 1, 2019 4:02 PM
Friend of the Scotiabank Charity Challenge donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 28, 2019 3:46 PM
Derek Bechthold donated $75.00
Feb 27, 2019 12:39 PM
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