A Letter of Thanks – from Don Doan

Sharing a fantastic letter from Don Doan about the Don Doan Dash. Email from Don Doan – Sept 11, 2017 To our Bender Family,   I fully understand the planning, co-ordination, co-operation, teamwork, sacrifice, time, blood, sweat and tears that it takes to plan and execute a first class event…so I know I am qualified to praise everybody involved…   Race Director Samantha; the organizing committee comprised of Jim, Jackie, Denis, Rob, Grace, Mike, Ivar, Maria and Paul; and the large contingent of volunteers…   WOW! What an incredible job by? Read more

Don Doan Dash – Race Day Instructions

Summer is drawing to a close, kids are back in school and the Don Doan Dash is almost here! Thank you for registering and supporting this event. The Don Doan Dash presented by The Brampton Benders is a few short days away, below are the details to help you get to the event ready and with as less stress as possible. Race Day – Sept. 10th Location – Professors Lake Rec. Centre – 1660 North Park Road Pre-race warm-up – 8:45am Start time – 9:00 am Five things you need? Read more

ALS Walk and Niagara Ultra

Depending on who you talked to the weather cooperated…well, sort of. Whether it was running 50K in Niagara or a 5K walk in Brampton your perspective might be slightly different. There was no rain but it was hot and humid. No complaints, just stating facts. For the second year in a row The Brampton Benders were out to support our dear friend Don Doan as part of his Doaner’s Groaners as they participated in Brampton’s ALS Walk on Saturday at Chinguacousy Park. A great deal of funds, over $25,000 was? Read more

Seize Today ALS – Don Doan Featured

Our very own Don Doan is the feature of Today’s Seize Today ALS article at ALS Canada as part of ALS Awareness month. Read the fantastic article and be prepared to be inspired by Don’s positivity and amazing attitude.  Don will say that ALS has been a hard wake-up call. He says jokingly that he has a propensity to fall on any day of the week that ends in ?day.? Relying on his life partner, friends and family to help him with tasks he used to do with his eyes closed is? Read more