Walk for Thomas is this Sunday!

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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!

-Your Walk for Thomas Team

Read the official press release

Our Thanks- First Annual Walk for Thomas

On Sunday, October 30th, friends and family joined in the First Annual Walk for Thomas. While the official event was held in Calgary, we were overwhelmed by the number of people who joined in from their own communities.
We’re so thankful not only to the Calgary walkers, but also to those who joined from Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, London, and several other locations across the world.
Together we stood tall and walked strong to remember and honour Thomas.

Walk For Thomas October 30 2011 from Alexander Viviani on Vimeo.

The Walk was a huge success, and we wanted to extend a heartfelt thank you to the 500+ participants who joined in this walk.

The emphasis of this year’s Walk was really two-fold; remembering Thomas, and raising awareness about Neuroblastoma.
And yet, through your generosity, we managed to also raise close to $10,000 in donations for The James Fund- this was completely unexpected and we thank you again for your continued generosity and support for our efforts.

This year’s Walk, as well as future Peloton 65 events, would not have been possible without the amazing donations from our sponsors this year:

Calgary Italian Bakery
Critical Mass
Earth Distributors
Majestic Tents & Events
Queen Elizabeth Elementary School
Spolumbos
Sysco Foods
Unique Blends
Todd Audio Visual

In addition to our sponsors, there were countless volunteers who eagerly jumped on board as soon as word got out about this year’s walk. We had two weeks to make this a reality, and without the numerous friends, co-workers, family-members, teachers, neighbours, and other community-contacts, it simply wouldn’t have been the success that it was. For offering up your talents and your time, we thank you and look forward to working with you again at next year’s event.

As for future events, we hope to keep in touch with you through a few channels.
In addition to peloton65.com, look for us on Facebook at our Peloton 65 page, and start following us on twitter at @peloton65.

Photos and Videos from the Walk have been posted on Facebook, and so that you too can possibly have your own impromptu kid-rave, we’ve also posted the playlist from the day on Peloton65.com 😉

We’ll keep followers updated on upcoming Peloton 65 efforts through all three channels.

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Peloton 65 thanks you immensely for your support.

-Team Peloton 65