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

$28,800 Raised

We faced the challenges of a temporary pandemic but children continue to fight cancer daily!

This year marks the 18th anniversary of the Bechthold Home Improvements & BW Geotextiles Childhood cancer Fundraiser. This year, we are thrilled to bring back our annual fundraising BBQ on Thursday July 14th 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. Seventeen 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:

  • Canadian Children's Optimist Foundation (childhood cancer)
  • Children's Health Foundation (London's Children's Hospital)
  • Walk to Conquer Cancer (Princess Margaret Hospital)

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 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

This is our daughter Leslie's 7th year participating in Princess Margaret's Walk to Conquer Cancer.

In the personal note section, please indicate "BHI BBQ". 

18th Annual Childhood Cancer Fundraising BBQ

For donations to the Canadian Children's Optimist Foundation please call our office at 519-634-5852 and we can help you with your donation. 

This is our personal donation page for our 2022 Donation Day Fundraiser. 

Thursday July 14, 2022 11am - 6pm

1239 Notre Dame Dr. Petersburg