Alton Miles for Meso Raises $30,000 for Asbestos Charity


Thank you for being a part of the Miles for Meso community and the 7th Annual Alton Miles for Meso 5K Run & 2K Fun Run/Walk. This year’s race had a great turnout, and we are thankful to everyone who took part in the day’s festivities.

Here is some additional information regarding post-race results, and how you can continue to be involved.

Funds Raised    

This year the race raised exactly $30,459 for the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), a non-profit dedicated to securing a global ban of asbestos and providing support to victims of asbestos-related diseases.

The top fundraisers for this year’s race are:e62df59f-9e8d-4146-9ea8-75b09d9b7010

  • Top Individual Fundraiser: Heather Von St. James, $795
  • Top Team Fundraiser: Georgie Porgie’s Meso Patrol, $830
  • Top Donor: The Gundlach Family, $1,000


Congratulations to the winners of this year’s race. Sammy Rotich won first place overall in the men’s category. He completed the 5K in 15:05. First place overall in the women’s division went to Pauline Mutwa with a time of 16:52.

To see race results, click here.

Race Photos

Pictures from this year’s race are now up on the Miles for Meso Facebook page! We encourage you to tag yourself if you are in any of the photos!

Click here to see this year’s photos >>>

Make Your Voice Heard

At this year’s race, participants were able to send a letter to their congressional representatives. These letters were pre-written and urged politicians to ban asbestos and support the legal rights of those who have been affected by an asbestos-related disease. If you did not get a chance to send your own letter on race day, you still can.

Click here to sign your letter >>>

Share Your Story

As a show of solidarity and community, ADAO highlights the stories of those who have been affected by asbestos through their “Share Your Story” feature on their website. If you are a mesothelioma warrior, consider sharing your story with others battling asbestos-related illnesses.

Click here to share your story >>>

To read stories shared by other mesothelioma warriors, click here >>>

International Asbestos Awareness & Prevention Conference

You are invited to attend the 12th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference this spring in Washington, D.C. This annual event brings together medical experts, patients and their families, and advocates to forward ADAO’s mission. The conference will take place April 8-10, 2016, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott.

Click here to learn more about this event >>>

Thank You to our Sponsors

Thank you to our 2015 Platinum sponsors: Acropolis Technology Group, Stratos Legal and The Bridge Church. We are also thankful for our Gold Sponsors Jenner & Block, Fathom, the Tedrick Group, First Clover Leaf Bank, Pohlman USA Court Reporting, Classic Graphics and Sokolove Law for their commitment to sponsor the 7th Annual Alton Miles for Meso Race.

Thank you to our Silver sponsors Alton Memorial Hospital, Office Essentials, Inc., Gateway Landscapes, Labor Tribune, Fast Eddies, Holland Construction, BDO, Rex Encore, Dwyer Cleaning and Williams Office Products.

Thank you to our Bronze sponsors Gentlin’s on Broadway, Goshen, JP Morgan, Covenant Technology Partners, Regional Pathology & Autopsy, Krekovich and Ricoh for their contributions as well.

It’s thanks to the support of companies like them that Miles for Meso and Simmons Hanly Conroy is able to host such a successful event year and after year.

Miles for Meso Returns

Planning for the 8th Annual Alton Miles for Meso 5K Race & 2K Fun Run/Walk has already started. The race will return Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. Be sure to mark your calendars!

We hope to see you then!

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