By | September 13, 2019

Miles for Meso 2019: Honoring Victim Steve McQueen and Continuing His Fight

In 1974, Steve McQueen was the highest paid actor in Hollywood. In 1979, he was diagnosed with mesothelioma. One year later, at the age of 50, McQueen passed away after an unsuccessful surgery… Read More

By | August 27, 2019

Virtual Registration Now Open for 2019 Miles for Meso 5K

Registration is now open for the Annual Miles for Meso 5K Run & 3K Fun Run/Walk in Alton, Illinois. The race will take place on Sat., Sept. 28, and is expected to… Read More

By | August 22, 2019

Miles for Meso and Julie Gundlach’s Daily Fight Against Mesothelioma

Moving forward after a mesothelioma diagnosis is a tremendous act of courage. Since she was first diagnosed in 2006, Julie Gundlach has fought for every day of her life. Nearing the 13th… Read More

By | July 2, 2019

Remembering Those Taken by Mesothelioma on Father’s Day

Asbestos-related diseases have taken the lives of thousands of fathers and grandfathers. This Father’s Day, Simmons Hanly Conroy wants to honor the legacy of those who left loving families behind and wish… Read More

By | July 2, 2019

Protecting Those Who Served Us — Remembering Mesothelioma’s Impact on Veterans

Almost 12 years ago to the day, in the town of Abu Sarnak, Iraq, then-32-year-old Staff Sargent Travis W. Atkins made an instantaneous decision that would save the lives of three other… Read More

By | April 12, 2019

Why Are Legislators Introducing Bills Written by Big Business?

Many people are well aware of the influence powerful corporations have on legislation, but what happens when many of the bills introduced by elected representatives are actually written by lobbyists? Each year,… Read More

By | April 5, 2019

George Dreith — Remembering a Positive Force in the Fight Against Asbestos

The story of how George Dreith III was exposed to asbestos is an all-too-common tragedy. The story of how he responded to his mesothelioma diagnosis is a tale of hope and strength.… Read More

By | April 5, 2019

Mesothelioma Survivor Mike Mattmuller Continues to Advocate for an Asbestos Ban

In October 2011, at the young age of 29, what Mike Mattmuller thought was just shortness of breath turned out to be a devastating diagnosis: Mike had a rare and aggressive cancer… Read More

By | April 5, 2019

Julie Gundlach: Fighting to Ban Asbestos One Day at a Time

12-Year Mesothelioma Survivor Julie Gundlach Continues to Inspire On Aug. 23, 2006, Julie Gundlach’s life changed forever. In the 12-plus years that followed, her mesothelioma story and activism have changed more lives… Read More

By | April 4, 2019

Dirty Laundry Creators to Receive 2019 Alan Reintstein Award

It’s been a little over a year since the documentary Dirty Laundry premiered at the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival. Since then, it has awed audiences at 11 additional film festivals… Read More

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