This is Leslie's 9th year participating in Princess Margaret's Walk to Conquer Cancer. Leslie is daughter to Warren & Bernice and sister to Stewart & Stacey.

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19th Annual Childhood Cancer Fundraising BBQ

This is our personal donation page for our 2023 Fundraising BBQ.

Thursday July 13, 2023 11am - 6pm

1239 Notre Dame Dr. Petersburg

Current fundraising efforts are for a PET-CT scanner at Grand River Hospital Cancer Centre. This is our personal donation page for our 2023 Fundraising BBQ.

Thank you! 

“100 years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the type of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove, but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.”

Forest Witcraft

$51,943 Raised in 2022

This year marks the 19th anniversary of the Bechthold Home Improvements & BW Geotextiles Childhood cancer Fundraiser. This year our annual fundraising BBQ on Thursday July 13th from 11am to 6pm. 

With out the strong support and sustained backing of community members, business donors and our amazing volunteers, this event could not have grown to the size and scope it is today. nineteen years ago, we had a vision of raising funds to support families impacted by childhood cancer. With a single barbeque, a couple of coolers, a sun umbrella, and a lot of heart, our Childhood Cancer BBQ was born. That single barbeque is now several industrial grills operated by many volunteers and that umbrella is now several party tents and more than a dozen picnic tables.

Each year, all expenses are paid by Bechthold Home Improvements & BW Geotextiles thus allowing every dollar raised to go directly to three leading childhood cancer care programs. Donations will be split between the 3 charities that we support:

  • Scotland's Yard (Grand River Hospital)
  • Children's Health Foundation (London's Children's Hospital)
  • Walk to Conquer Cancer (Princess Margaret Hospital)

There is more than 10,000 children, adolescents and young adults in Canada that are in treatment or 5-year follow-up for cancer right now. About 1 in 5 children will not survive cancer and outcomes are worse for hard-to-cure cancers. Childhood cancer affects all ethnic, gender & socio-economic groups. Cancer is the number one disease killing children from age six months to young adulthood. 

According to the Canadian Cancer Society, childhood cancer is the most common form of disease-related death for children in Canada. Childhood cancer isn't the same as cancer in adults, growing and spreading faster and affecting different organs. It therefore requires care and treatments focused on the special needs of children.

Stop by to get something to eat and visit or stop by to make a donation. If you are unable to make it to the BBQ and wish to donate, you can make a donation online by clicking one of the charity logos below.

If you have any questions or would like us to pick up any donations please call 519-634-5852, or you can email us at or

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