Alton Miles for Meso Raises $38,000 for Asbestos Charity

Thank you for being a part of the Miles for Meso community and for supporting the 13th Annual Alton Miles for Meso VIRTUAL 5K Run & 3K Fun Run/Walk.

In this year’s race, nearly 1,000 people participated, including 30 different teams. For a virtual event, such participation is truly extraordinary. Participants at this year’s event came from all across the United States as well from abroad, with virtual racers joining from Canada, Australia, and South Africa.

We are extremely thankful to everyone who took part in the day’s festivities. As a special thank you, ADAO National Spokesperson Jordan Zevon, the son of Warren Zevon who passed away from mesothelioma, has shared a special recording with the Miles for Meso community in the above video. It features one of Jordan’s original songs, “Home,” virtually performed by the band FF5. The performance originally aired during ADAO’s 16th annual conference and has been updated to include photos submitted by all of you from this year’s virtual race. 

Below is more information regarding post-race results and how you can continue to be involved.

Funds Raised

This year, Miles for Meso raised $38,000 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. This total includes $25,000 from the race and nearly $13,000 raised by race teams and individual donors. 

This year, the top fundraising teams were:


  • Georgie Porgie Meso Patrol: $2,537.55
  • Captain Bob’s Warriors: $614.93
  • Gucci Gavel Gang: $575.73


While the ADAO team also raised $1,806.33, the ADAO team is not eligible for the top team award.

The top individual fundraisers were:


  • Evan Allgood: $1,192.37
  • Alison Dreith: $1,180.96
  • Chelsea Gundlock: $564.23


We’d also like to recognize and thank everyone who individually donated, including the top donors of the event, the Amento Family and the Gianaris Kids.


Congratulations to the winners of this year’s race. Partner Andrew Murrie from Clayton, Missouri finished the 5K race with a time of 18:20 and earned first place in the Men’s Category. Kimberly Petrillo, from Haverhill, Massachusetts, won first place in the Women’s Category with a time of 25:31. 

To learn more about this year’s finishers and winners, visit the race’s result page here.

Race Photos

Pictures from this year’s race are located on the Miles for Meso Facebook page here. If you have photos, you’d like added please e-mail us at [email protected]

Share Your Story

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

Click here to share your story.

Click here to read stories from other meso warriors.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Without the invaluable support of the race’s sponsors, Miles for Meso would not be the annual success that it is today. Their support is what allows Miles for Meso to continue organizing an amazing annual event.

A major thanks to all of our sponsors, including:

Diamond Sponsors

  • BDO International
  • Classic Graphics
  • First Mid Bank and Trust
  • Jennifer & Block, LLP.
  • Lockton
  • Pohlman USA
  • Sokolove Law
  • Paszkiewicz Litigation Services
  • The Bridge

Platinum Sponsors

  • Acropolis Technology Group

Gold Sponsors

  • A.R. Deahl Construction
  • Dwyer Cleaning
  • Impact Strategies
  • Kiku Obata

Click here to see a full list of the 2021 sponsors.

Thank You to Racers & Support the ADAO

Of course, the race itself would be nothing without its racers and participants. We would like to extend a virtual high-five to all who participated in the race and thank you for your support of the ADAO and their vital mission of bringing awareness and advocacy to such an important cause.

To continue your support of the ADAO’s mission, please consider signing their Ban Asbestos Now petition, which is nearly at its goal of obtaining 150,000 signatures.

Miles for Meso Returns!

Planning for the 14th Annual Alton Miles for Meso 5K Race & 3K Fun Run/Walk has already started. The race will return Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022 — be sure to save the date!

We hope to see you then!

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