Mark your calendars! The date has been set for the 8th Annual Walk for Thomas event – taking place on Sunday, September 23!
Walk for Thomas is a very special event to CM (Critical Mass) – Thomas Mueller was the son of Di Wilkins and Philip Mueller, and the nephew of Sara and Brett Anhorn. He passed away at the age of seven in 2011 from neuroblastoma, a rare form of childhood cancer. Thomas fought the disease bravely for many years, and Walk for Thomas is held each year to honour his memory, and support research into finding a cure for neuroblastoma.
Walkers are made up of the CM community, Thomas’ school mates, family and neighbourhood friends. Events are also held in other CM locations, and the walk is a great tribute to Thomas and his family. All funds raised at Walk for Thomas supports the research of Dr. Paul Beaudry at the University of Calgary, who is exploring new ways of diagnosing and treating children with neuroblastoma. You can learn more about neuroblastoma and Thomas in this video: https://vimeo.com/210295137
The Walk (Calgary)
Walk for Thomas takes place at Queen Elizabeth School in West Hillhurst (402 – 18th Street N.W.), and includes a ton of fun activities – a 3 km walk through the community, crafts for kids, a silent auction and BBQ lunch. It’s a great opportunity to celebrate Thomas’ memory, enjoy a fall morning with your fellow CMers, and support this special event.
Details are as follows:
9:30 a.m. – welcome and refreshments
10:00 a.m. – warm up
10:15 a.m. – depart for 3 km walk
11:00 a.m. – BBQ back at the school
The walk wouldn’t be possible without amazing volunteers – if you want to get involved and volunteer, we’ll share more information soon on what we’re looking for and how you can help.
Save the date and we look forward to seeing you September 23!