Miles for Meso 2012 Brings Together Those Impacted by Mesothelioma
Every year, Miles for Meso brings together mesothelioma survivors, individuals recently diagnosed, and family members of mesothelioma victims for a run and walk to raise awareness and research funding.
The Miles for Meso races have taken place in Illinois, Indiana, Virginia, Ohio, New York, Washington, Missouri and Florida. Throughout the past four years, the races have raised over $250,000 in proceeds for the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding better treatments and a cure for this life-changing disease. The race is a fun, educational event for people of all ages and athletic capabilities.
Mesothelioma is a very real asbestos-related cancer that impacts thousands of American families. As the races have grown, a powerful message of strength and optimism has ascended.
“Miles for Meso means hope,” says Joyce Larson, a spouse of a meso victim, in the video below. “It means hope that at some point all of the fundraising and all of the awareness is going to result in effective treatments of the disease and hopefully, ultimately, a cure.”
Watch the video above to learn about Miles for Meso 2012. Meet the people impacted by this disease. Meet the family members who participated for their loved ones who lost their lives to mesothelioma. Meet the survivors who run for a cure. See exactly why the cause is so important to not only the Simmons Firm, but to thousands of people.