Race set to raise awareness, funds for meso cure

16 Mar 2009 by under Events, News, Organizations, Research/Treatment

The Norm Kulig 2Young2Go Foundation will hold a 10k/5k run and 1 mile walk on Saturday, April 4, to raise awareness of mesothelioma and raise money for a cure. Proceeds from the race will go to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF). The race and related activities will be held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Wissahickon High School in Ambler, Pennsylvania.

Pre-registration online is $22, registration day of the race is $32. There also are sponsorship opportunities.

The Norm Kulig 2Young2Go Foundation is dedicated to increasing the awareness of environmental related causes of cancer, further the scientific research of such cancers and promoting the environmental cleanup of areas contaminated by cancer causing substances. The organization was founded by the siblings of Norm Kulig, who died at age 42 as a result of mesothelioma.

On its web site, the family states, “Our hope and goal is to increase awareness and provide much needed funds for a cancer that affects a large population but goes relatively unrecognized. The southeastern part of Pennsylvania was a hot bed of manufacturing for nearly 100 years. There are still significant waste deposits in the area that are in need of remediation. A strong potential currenly exists that these waste deposits may continue to infect and cause disease.”

If you cannot participate in the race, consider becoming a sponsor. You can sign up at the web site, or contact Bill Kasenchar at bill@2young2go.org or call 215-313-8698.

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