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Remediation talks begin for St. Louis neighborhood’s asbestos contamination

24 Jul 2017 by under News

640px FEMA   39239   Worker in Hazmat suit in Texas 100x100 Remediation talks begin for St. Louis neighborhoods asbestos contamination Though some residents remain skeptical, a remediation plan for a neighborhood plagued by contamination after a house fire is slowly taking shape. The house, believed to have ties to Mark Twain, caught fire July 12, and as MyMeso previously reported, local officials were slow to act, prompting residents who were concerned about the possibility of asbestos to contact the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA confirmed the residents’ suspicions: Asbestos was present in the charred debris. (more…)

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, Illinois, 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 , 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.