Tribute Trek 2022
This event was started in 2010 by Todd Clark in memory of Dr. David L. Strauss, one of the founders of ReMed, who lost his battle with brain cancer at the age of 48.
Veteran's Pavilion East Goshen Township Park
Saturday, May 21st at 10 AM
1661 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This event was started in 2010 by Todd Clark in memory of Dr. David L. Strauss, one of the founders of ReMed, who lost his battle with brain cancer at the age of 48. Through ReMed, a local brain injury rehabilitation services provider, David helped many brain injury survivors, like Todd, learn to live again.
In his memory, David’s colleagues founded the Council on Brain Injury (CoBI). CoBI is a non-profit organization committed to honoring David’s dream through its mission of:
Funding activities related to brain injury education and prevention
Supporting research for improved treatment
Advocating for improved services
For over a decade, Todd and the local brain injury community of survivors, families, caregivers, colleagues, and friends gather to “trek” and raise funds for the David Strauss Scholarship Fund that is used to provide BI survivors and their families an opportunity to attend the BIAPA Annual Conference in June. Thank you for being a part of that special community this year!
Take photos of yourself with your caregivers (preferably outdoors)
Post it on social media with hashtags #TributeTrek2022 #TributeToCaregivers
(Using the hashtags gives CoBI permission to repost your images)
We'll select a few photos for a video that we would post after the event
We are looking forward to a great day. If you are not feeling well, we ask that you not attend in person. Since it is a fully outdoor event, masks are optional and while we won't be asking about vaccination status, we will encourage physical distancing and have sanitizer available for all participants.
There is a wheelchair-accessible parking lot directly in front of the Veteran’s Pavilion.
The 1-mile course, pavilion, parking lot, and restrooms are all wheelchair accessible. Please, see attached map.
There are water stations throughout the park but they may not be operating on the event day. Pet owners are encouraged to bring their own supplies/equipment as needed including but not limited to pet food/beverages and disposable waste containers.
Tribute Trek will take place rain or shine. If the weather conditions are deemed to be unsafe, the event may be canceled. Please, call 267-317-0873 on event day for confirmation about any cancellations.
Food and Beverages:
Light refreshments will be provided throughout including water, coffee, and snacks. If you have any special dietary needs, you are encouraged to bring your own food and beverages.
A live DJ will be providing music throughout. A volunteer photographer will also be available throughout.
What to Wear:
Sturdy sneakers are recommended. Comfortable clothing encouraged. Dri-fit-like material for fast drying in the event of rain is suggested along with a baseball cap, poncho, umbrella, and/or raincoat.
All pre-registered individuals may check-in at the pre-registration table to receive their pre-paid t-shirt.
Please, proceed to the registration table to sign up. Cash and check payments and donations are encouraged.
T-shirts will be distributed to the first 80 registrants.
All participants will have the option to “walk” the small inner loop (about 1/3 of a mile) or the larger 1-mile loop. The walk will likely begin around 10:45 am and will only take a short time to complete so additional activities are provided as part of this family-friendly community event. Balloon animals, face painting, and outdoor games will be available before, during, and after the walk.