If you watch the Weekend TODAY show this coming Sunday morning, you might see some familiar faces wearing “Believe in a Cure” shirts and waving banners in the show’s outside audience.

Sunday, Sept. 26, is Mesothelioma Awareness Day, and volunteers and staff from the Meosthelioma Applied Research Foundation will gather in Rockefeller Plaza in an attempt to get a few seconds of air-time. MARF Director Kathy Wiedemer even said in an e-mail blast that the show might give them an on-air mention. The show will air at 8 a.m. EST on NBC.

Mesothelioma Awareness Day is a movement at both the state and federal levels to declare September 26 a day for recognizing Mesothelioma. Last year, Illinois was one of eight states including Missouri, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Colorado and Washington, to make a proclamation or pass a resolution officially recognizing Sept. 26 as Mesothelioma Awareness Day.

The Simmons Hanly Conroy will celebrate Mesothelioma Awareness Day, which was first started by MARF five years ago, by hosting the second Miles for Meso 5K Run and 3K Fun Walk in Alton, Illinois. Other activities taking place around the nation to bring attention to this often deadly and underfunded cancer include radio presentations, two other Miles for Meso walks sponsored by the firm, and a school event in California among others.

Please join us and others across the country this weekend as we celebrate Mesothelioma Awareness
Day. Check out the list below to find an event happening near you!

NEW YORK
Meso Foundation Banner/Video Display
Month of September – 10 Rockefeller Plaza – Meso Foundation display to raise awareness for mesothelioma in New York City!
September 26 – Join MARF as the outside audience at the Weekend Today show and help raise awareness nationally!
30 Rockefeller Plaza New York, NY 10020. Meeting time is 7:00 AM!

"March for Mesothelioma" — DOG WALK
September 26 at 1 PM at Geneva Lake Front Park in Geneva, NY
To participate in this event sponsored by the family of Dr. John Wright and the Phelps Veterinary Hospital, contact jwrigh1@rochester.rr.com

KENTUCKY
Meso Awareness Day Media Feature
WTVQ36 (ABC) in Lexington, KY will be recognizing Mesothelioma Awareness Day in
KY by featuring a mesothelioma segment on the noon news on Friday, September 24.

WEST VIRGINIA
5K Benefit Walk
Eleanor Town Park – Shelter #4 and Gazebo area – Saturday, September
25. 5K Walk/Gospel Sing/BBQ lunch to benefit the Meso Foundation.
Registration – 9:00am
Walk- 10:00am
Gospel Sing/BBQ lunch- 12:00-3:00
www.curemeso.org/fundraising/ROD

Eleanor Town Park
Eleanor, WV 25070

ILLINOIS
5K Walk/Run – Miles for
Meso

Saturday, September 25 — 5K Walk/Run organized and sponsored by the
Simmons Hanly Conroy. Proceeds benefit the Mesothelioma Applied Research
Foundation. More information is available at www.milesformeso.org.

Alton Street at 4th
Alton, IL 62002

INDIANA
5K Walk/Run – Miles for
Meso

Saturday, September 25 — 5K Walk/Run organized by volunteer Janelle Bedel
and sponsored by Simmons Hanly Conroy. Proceeds benefit the Mesothelioma
Applied Research Foundation.
Registration/Check-in at Rush County Fair Grounds 7am – 8:45am
Race starts at 9am
Register online at http://fs21.formsite.com/form_app/FormSite

Rush
County Fairgrounds
Rushville, IN 66524

VIRGINIA
1K Family Walk/ 8K Miles
for Meso

Sunday, September 26 — 1K Fun Family Walk/Run and 8K Race in Memory of
John Pavlick, sponsored by Simmons Hanly Conroy.
Awards given dependent on age group. Registration ends September, 24th.
Register online at http://www.milesformesothelioma.org/burke-lake-park-virginia/

Burke
Lake Park
7315 Ox Road
Fairfax Station, VA 22039

FLORIDA
Mesothelioma Mission
Walk

September 26, 2010 – A one mile walk through Volunteer Park organized by the
Ruble family. Walk is scheduled to begin at 10:00 am. If you are interested in
participating please contact Erica Ruble at mesotheliomamission@gmail.com.
Volunteer Park
12050 West Sunrise Boulevard
Plantation, FL 33323

CALIFORNIA
Santa Margarita High
School Awareness Day
– This event will include ribbon tying,
t-shirt sales, and coin collection in school. For more information visit http://www.smhs.org/apps/news/show_news.jsp?REC_ID=151719&id=21 .

NEW JERSEY
Fundraising event
On September 19, Sharon Fiebel will be holding a fundraising
event at:
Stop N Shop Supermarket
Allwood Road and Broad Street
Clifton, NJ 07012

ARIZONA
Muffins for Meso and
PapaKorn for Papa

Safeway
1637 N Trekell Rd
Casa Grande, AZ 8522

ACROSS USA
"Rock Meso Awareness Day" radio presentations.