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Miles for Meso fundraiser race set for Sept. 26

3 Sep 2009 by under Events, News, Organizations

MilesforMeso logo2 Miles for Meso fundraiser race set for Sept. 26If you live near the St. Louis area or wouldn’t mind traveling to take part in a awareness and fundraising event, sign up now for the “Miles for Meso5k Race and Fun Run/Walk. The event will be held in Alton, , less than 30 minutes from downtown St. Louis. The race is set for September 26, Mesothelioma Awareness Day, at 9 a.m.

Registration fee for the event is only $15 (prior to Sept. 16; $20 after Sept. 16, $25 day of the event), with all proceeds going to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, which is the national non-profit dedicated to ending the suffering caused by mesothelioma by funding mesothelioma reserach, educating patients and advocating for federal mesothelioma funding.  The event is sponsored by Simmons Law Firm, which has pledged to match every entry with an additional $15 donation to the Meso Foundation.

The race is open to everyone of all ages, from serious runners to walkers and families. The event will be coordinated by the Metro Tri Club. There will be cash prizes, and every participant registered before Sept. 16 will receive a commemorative hi-tech running t-shirt.

You can REGISTER ONLINE or download a registration form at the web site and mail it along with your registration fee to:

Miles for Meso
c/o Metro Tri Club
P.O. Box 42
Roxana, IL 62084

Checks should be made payable to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.

The 5K race will be a timed, competitive event, and the 5K fun run/walk will be a great chance for runners, walkers, families and others to show their support for a great cause.

For more information visit the official web site at www.milesformesothelioma .org.

Please let us know about your mesothelioma events!

28 May 2009 by under Events

I’ve posted about several mesothelioma fund-raising and awareness events during the past month, happening in places like Texas, New York, Florida and Pennsylvania. Activities have ranged from bike rides to walks and even a bowl-a-thon. Proceeds from these events have gone toward mesothelioma research, through the (), or will benefit an individual, like Shanna Kurtz, in her personal battle against mesothelioma.

Today I heard from two people who are looking for ways to help raise awareness of mesothelioma and funds for research. One lives in California and the other in New York. If you know of any events in these areas in the coming weeks, please email us at myMeso – you can just click that green “Contact Us!” button on the home page, or you can email me directly at

Also, if you send us information about an event, please include information about where the proceeds will go (either to an individual or an organization) and let us know how people can donate even if they cannot attend the event. Many people in the meso community will still want to help, even if they aren’t able to travel to your area to participate.

I look forward to helping you get the word out about your mesothelioma awareness event!