It was cold on the morning of March 27, 2010, but that didn’t stop Gregg Kirkland and attorney Melissa Schopfer from the Simmons law firm from taking the street to fight for a cure for mesothelioma.

As participants in the 2010 “Get the Lead Out” 5K/10K run and 1 mile walk, Gregg and Melissa joined 600 others in raising more than $15,000 for mesothelioma research. The fundraiser was organized by The Norm Kulig 2Young2Go Foundation, which is dedicated to increasing the awareness of environmental related causes of cancer and furthering the scientific research of such cancers.

At the Simmons firm, we share these goals, which is why the firm served as a sponsor for the event. Like our own event, Miles for Meso, the Get the Lead Out 5K/10K not only raises much needed funding for mesothelioma research; it also attracts public attention to the serious problem of asbestos contamination and the danger it poses.

We’re extremely pleased Simmons employees were able to participate. Congratulations to the Foundation on a race well done!