One of the firm’s friends, Larry Davis, recently hosted his very own Miles for Meso in Boca Raton, Florida. Larry is an avid runner who was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma several years ago.

Larry Davis, race director and peritoneal mesothelioma patient after running the Miles for Meso course in Florida.

Just like our events in Alton and St. Louis last Fall, this Miles for Meso event was a also 5K race and fun run/walk. Larry did an outstanding job. Not only did he have hundreds of people participate, but he also raised nearly $15,000 through his efforts! All of the funds raised are going to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.

Larry was able to make some noise about his efforts, even landing a story in the Chicago Tribune, where he talks about his connection with running and staying healthy.

“I still believe that’s helped me as much as anything,” said Davis, who has a business making special glasses for athletes and pilots. “What you get out of running is more than cardiovascular. It’s a whole mind-body connection. It helps build the immune system, and that’s key in fighting any disease. It’s not a cure, but it makes you stronger.”

Hats off to Larry for his attitude and hard work. You can learn more about his Miles for Meso event at www.southfloridamilesformeso.com.

If you are interested in hosting a Miles for Meso event, you can make contact with the Miles for Meso team through the national Miles for Meso Web site.