This past Sunday we held our 3rd Annual Walk for Thomas in Calgary.
We were once again overwhelmed by the attendance, and welcomed over 350 on a brisk Sunday Calgary morning. We raised over $27000, all of which will be going again to the Thomas Mueller Phage Display Project.
We were thrilled to welcome Diana Birrell, Executive Director of The James Fund, to our event this year.
This event simply wouldn’t be possible without the outpouring of support from our volunteers and our participants as well as the following sponsors:
Great turn out today! A big thanks to everyone for coming out, to our sponsors and to all of our volunteers! If you weren’t able to make it for the walk, please show your support with a donation. #walkforthomas #peloton65
We will be hosting the 3rd Annual Walk for Thomas on Sunday, October 20th at Queen Elizabeth Elementary School in West Hillhurst, Calgary (402 18 St NW).
We were overwhelmed by the generous outpouring of participants last year, and had over 250+ participants. Thanks again to the extremely generous offerings from our kind sponsors and volunteers.
Similar to the past 2 years, the morning of October 20th will go as follows:
9:00am Wake-Up Refreshments
9:45am Welcome and Warm-up
10:00am Depart for 3km Walk
11:00am BBQ (back at the school)
We will have Peloton 65/Walk for Thomas merchandise for sale and will also be accepting donations at the event. If you cannot make the event and still wish to donate, please feel free to visit the donation page. All funds raised at the event support The Phage Display project, an innovative project being co-led by Dr. Paul Beaudry at the University of Calgary and Dr. David Kaplan at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.
We hope for another special Walk, where people will gather to remember Thomas and to unite again in the fight against neuroblastoma.
Thanks again and here is hoping for sunshine on the 20th!
We are less than a month away from our 3rd Annual Walk for Thomas. Here is a beautiful piece done by Alex Viviani, showing what a special event this walk is. Hope to see you all out again on October 20th!
In honour of Thomas, on June 1, 2012, our friend Jordan Girman will get on his bicycle and begin an epic journey across Canada to raise funds for Peloton 65. Please visit his blog, to track his progress and read what it’s like to see this huge country of ours on two wheels. And please, do whatever you can to offer Jordan your support. Chapeau Jordan!