10th Annual Walk for Thomas

The Walk for Thomas is an annual event honouring the memory of Thomas Mueller, son of Di Wilkins and Phil Mueller, and the nephew of Sara and Brett Anhorn. Thomas passed away from neuroblastoma — a rare form of childhood cancer — in 2011 at the age of seven, and Walk for Thomas raises funds each year supporting research towards better diagnosis and treatment of the disease.

This year we’ll be walking remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All supporters are encouraged to participate by walking in honour of Thomas leading up to and culminating on September 27. 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

9th Annual Walk for Thomas

The Walk for Thomas is an annual event honouring the memory of Thomas Mueller, who passed away from neuroblastoma in 2011 at the age of seven. Neuroblastoma is a rare form of childhood cancer, and Walk for Thomas raises funds each year supporting research towards better diagnosis and treatment of the disease.

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

We look forward to having you join us at this year’s Walk for Thomas on Sunday, September 22!

8th Annual Walk for Thomas

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!

SAVE THE DATE – 7th Annual Walk for Thomas – Sunday September 24th, 2017

Hi Everyone,

The date has been set for the 7th Annual Walk for Thomas event ­ please keep the morning of Sunday September 24th open!  Watch our site and Facebook page for more event details and updates.

All of the funds raised at the Walk for Thomas go directly to the Alberta Children¹s Hospital Foundation ­ and in particular the Thomas Mueller Phage Display Project.  This project is led by the lab of Dr. Paul Beaudry at the University of Calgary and is exploring new approaches to improve the diagnostics and therapeutic options for children with high risk neuroblastoma.

THE WALK

This year’s walk will be held at Queen Elizabeth School in the community of West Hillhurst, 402 ­ 18th St. NW.  The details are as follows:

  • 9:30am Wake Up Refreshments
  • 10:00am Welcome and Warm Up
  • 10:15am Depart for 3km Walk
  • 11:00am Free BBQ (back at the school)

VOLUNTEERS AND SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

This amazing event would not be possible without some equally amazing volunteers and event sponsors.  If you are interested in being a part of our volunteer team this year, we would love to have your support!!   Be it guiding walkers on the route, working at the merchandise and donations table, posting LIVE from the event on our social channels or even flipping burgers with the crew – there are so many different ways to get involved!  For more info or to donate your time, please contact Franca Shulte.

And every year, we are keen to invite new sponsors to become involved with the Walk for Thomas.  Please pass this information along to anyone you know who might be interested in supporting this meaningful cause and inspiring event.  It’s a great way for organizations to support our kids, our communities and pay tribute to a remarkable little boy.  Please contact Kim Sanchez for more details regarding sponsorship

For general questions and inquiries regarding the walk, please contact Julie Walyuchow.

Hope to see many of you at the walk in September!

Many thanks!

Team Peloton 65

6th Annual Walk for Thomas

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Hi Everyone,

The date has been set for the 6th Annual Walk for Thomas event – please keep the morning of Sunday September 25th, 2016 open!

All of the funds raised at the Walk for Thomas go directly to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation – and in particular the Thomas Mueller Phage Display Project.  This project is led by the lab of Dr. Paul Beaudry at the University of Calgary and is exploring new approaches to improve the diagnostics and therapeutic options for children with high risk neuroblastoma.  

The Walk

This year’s walk will be held at Queen Elizabeth School in the community of West Hillhurst, 402 – 18th St. NW.  The details are as follows:

  • 9:30am Wake Up Refreshments
  • 10:00am Welcome and Warm Up
  • 10:15am Depart for 3km Walk
  • 11:00am Free BBQ (back at the school)

More About Thomas

On September 30th, 2011, Thomas Mueller, passed away from a rare form of childhood cancer called neuroblastoma.  Thomas was only 7 years old and he fought this disease with vigour and bravery for most of his young life.  Walkers are made up of Thomas’ former school mates, neighbourhood friends, and his family and relatives.  The Walk is a great tribute to Thomas and his family – we hope to see you there.

5th Annual Walk for Thomas

The 5th Annual Walk for Thomas will take place on Sunday, September 27th. The walk will be held once again at Queen Elizabeth School in West Hillhurst, Calgary. Please join us at 9:30 a.m. for refreshments or join us for the start of the walk at 10 a.m. followed by a BBQ at 11 a.m.

We were overwhelmed by the generous outpouring of participants last year and are looking forward to another great walk in memory of an exceptional boy.

Donations can be made through our website and if you would like to participate as a volunteer, please contact Julie Walyuchow at juliew@criticalmass.com.

Only a Few More Days

We are only a few days away from our 5th Annual Walk for Thomas! In the coming days we will be posting neuroblastoma facts and figures on our social media to help inform all of our followers and update you on current research.

We look forward to remembering an incredible boy on September 27 and coming together to raise awareness so that this disease will no longer affect our future generations. See you soon!

5th Annual Walk for Thomas

On September 27th, 2015, we will be holding our 5th Annual Walk for Thomas in Calgary, Alberta.

The Walk for Thomas unites friends and family of Thomas Mueller in the fight against a rare form of childhood cancer called neuroblastoma. Thomas fought this disease with courage and bravery for most of his young life and passed away on September 30th, 2011 – he was 7 years old.

To remember Thomas and to raise awareness and funds for neuroblastoma research, we invite you to join us at the Walk for Thomas. We hope to see you this year!

Donations will be accepted and Walk for Thomas merchandise will be available for purchase. All funds raised will go towards the Thomas Mueller Phage Display Project in partnership with the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation.

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