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To celebrate our 10th anniversary of wheeling, walking and running in the Charity Challenge we’re taking a trip down memory lane with some previous racers. Next up, Don Danbrook!

a man in a power wheelchair with his family in a park

What year did you participate in the Charity Challenge

I believe I joined the SCI BC Board in 2010 and participated every year! Except for one or two years when my nephew was getting married in Victoria, and a couple of years ago, when there was a family birthday I attended.

What was your favourite part about the event when you participated?  

It’s always great to see everybody down at Stanley Park; however, the last couple of years we have had the pleasure of doing the event with our goddaughter, who is very enthusiastic. See photos!

a man in a power wheelchair and his goddaughter pose at the top of a tree-lined hill
Don and his goddaughter racing in 2021.
a young girl smiles and runs while a man in a power wheelchair follows behind her
Don and his goddaughter racing in 2020.

Why did you decide to sign up and help raise money for SCI BC? 

I will have been a member of the organization for 39 years this summer, and on the Board of Directors since 2010.  SCI BC has done a lot for me over the years, and continues to help many people in their recovery and beyond.
I am always happy to be involved with organizations that make such a positive impact on people’s lives.

What have you been up to since you last raced with us? 

I’m still appraising commercial real estate. I was hoping to write the test last year to finish off my designation; however, getting used to a new wheelchair put things on hold for a while. I am starting to feel better so, hopefully it’s all good from here!

Happy racing, everyone!

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