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Hop for Muscular Dystrophy: An Open Letter to Canyon Meadows School

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Thomas surrounded by Hoppers

Thomas surrounded by Hoppers

Thomas and I would like to thank everyone from Canyon Meadows School, from the bottom of our hearts for your very generous support and donations to Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Together, they raised over $7200.00!  (Thomas is a Grade 12 student at Dr. E. P. Scarlett and I am a Music Specialist at Canyon Meadows School.)

The students enjoyed hopping and dancing in the gym to a variety of songs including of course, “The Bunny Hop”.  The Dr. E.P. Scarlett Leadership team gave away spot prizes for best hoppers and uniquely decorated bunny ears. All the students were treated to carrots, stickers and certificates of participation for their hard work.

Special thanks to Canada Safeway Shawnessy for their help towards the purchase of the carrots. Safeway Canada has been a huge supporter of Muscular Dystrophy Canada for many years.

Thomas has enjoyed getting to know the Canyon Meadows students over the years. Thomas has volunteered at Canyon Meadows over the last seven years, teaching the students art, helping out with math and reading, and anything else the teachers need support with. I truly believe that his relationship with the students has not only allowed Thomas to share his advocacy for people with disabilities, but it has also allowed our students a better understanding of muscular dystrophy and people facing daily challenges.

The money raised will not only help families with children having muscular dystrophy, but will also go to research to hopefully find a cure one day.

Thank you again for your support. It is cherished and appreciated!

Kathy and Thomas Sorenson

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