Earlier today Jennifer Blome of NewsChannel 5, KSDK, the St. Louis NBC affiliate, spoke with Julie Gundlach about mesothelioma awareness and the Miles for Meso 5K runs/walks this weekend in Alton, Illinois, and in St. Louis in October.  Julie is a St. Louis resident who has been living with peritoneal mesothelioma since she was diagnosed at age 35 three years ago and has been supporting the Alton event and spearheading the St. Louis effort. You can see the conversation here.

Julie did an excellent job articulating the critical need for mesothelioma research, the dangers of asbestos exposure, and how events like Miles for Meso can help bring the necessary awareness.

It’s exciting to see Miles for Meso come to life. But it’s even more exciting to see the event help generate the attention mesothelioma deserves. The Simmons Hanly Conroy has represented thousands of families across the country affected by mesothelioma. We’ve seen the devestation it causes firsthand. This is why we’ve committed ourselves to leading the fight for the legal rights of victims. It’s why we support mesothelioma research throughout the country.

If you haven’t registered for Miles for Meso yet, there’s still time. I’d encourage you to participate in both the Alton race and the St. Louis race (we’ve had over 400 register for Alton alone!). One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit mesothelioma research.

See you on race day.