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

Peloton 65 Riders Represent in The Pyrenees

 Starting on Monday, September 16th, two Peloton 65 riders will be heading out on an intense 10 day ride through the Pyrenees.
Phil Mueller, Thomas’ Dad, and Paul Beaudry,  the co-lead of the Phage Display Project, an innovative research project that is the sole beneficiary of all Peloton 65 fundraising efforts, have been training for months, and on the 16th begin this amazing adventure.
The Rapha Cent Cols Challenge Pyrenees route is one of three rides, and is considered the most rural and technical of the rides. Ten days without crossing a major town, this route has some of the steepest climbs and the roughest roads.
Phil and Paul will be riding an average of 200 km per day and climbing roughly 4500 meters in total, wearing the Peloton 65 kit proudly.
Follow their progress here and on Facebook (Phil’s personal Facebook page if you follow him, and Peloton 65 Facebook page).
Ride strong, Phil and Paul!
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Philadelphia contingent of Peloton 65 Walks strong today

Another good turn out in Philadelphia today where some of Thomas’ family and friends participated in the Annual Lemon Run put on by the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation in support of the fight against childhood cancer.

http://www.alexslemonade.org/campaign/lemon-run

The sun was shining and Peloton 65 supporters were united in Standing Tall and Walking Strong in memory of Thomas today.

Thanks for your support, everyone.

-Team Peloton 65

2nd Annual Walk for Thomas another success

Global TV’s coverage of the event

Team Peloton 65 wanted to extend a huge thanks to all of our participants and sponsors who helped to make our 2nd Annual Walk for Thomas another success.

It was COLD today in Calgary. And in spite of this, we still drew nearly 250 walkers, and welcomed 60 + eager volunteers.

Team Peloton 65 continues to be blown away by the continued support and encouragement shown by our followers.

Together we raised awareness and funds for the fight against neuroblastoma. And we remembered a very special little boy missed by many.

We look forward to sharing amazing footage captured by our crew of photographers and videographers- stay tuned for updates.

Finally, we’d like to extend another heartfelt thanks to the generous donations from our sponsors:

Queen Elizabeth School

Master Meats

Premium Sausage (Seven Persons, AB)

Dairy Lane

Higher Ground Cafe

Semmens, Forbes & Wood Real Estate

Six Cent Press

Majestic Tents & Event

Tubby’s

Unique Blend

Spolumbos

Todd Audio Visual

Starbucks

Thanks again to everyone who walked with us in Calgary, or who walked wherever your Sunday might have taken you (except those of our supporters in Maui…that’s just cruel to us in the deep freeze!)

-Team Peloton 65

Calgary Physician unites with Peloton 65

The Peloton 65 team wanted to share the news that all funds raised by the Peloton 65 efforts in the fight against neuroblastoma will be put directly and exclusively towards a 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.

The Phage Display Project, a partnership between the labs of Dr. Beaudry and Dr. Kaplan, will be using an innovative approach to identify and kill neuroblastoma cells while sparing normal cells in children.

Paul is himself an active rider on the Peloton 65 team, and we are glad to see all of the funds the team raises going to this important project he is directly impacting.