By | August 15, 2017

ADAO: The Face of Asbestos Victims and their Fight to Ban Asbestos

Today begins our series of Miles for Meso spotlights. Every week between now and race day on Sept. 30, the Simmons Hanly Conroy blog will feature a survivor, warrior, volunteer or organization… Read More

By | June 5, 2017

Railroad Workers: Are You at Risk for Mesothelioma?

When we think about a “dangerous job,” railroad work may not be the first that comes to mind, but many people don’t realize what railroad workers do and how many people have… Read More

By | April 5, 2017

Mesothelioma Survivor Mike Mattmuller’s Story of ‘Staying Positive’ and Building Hope

When Mike Mattmuller, a then-29-year-old from Maryland, began experiencing shortness of breath, he never imagined an x-ray exam would be anything more than a simple precaution. It turned out that this visit… Read More

By | March 9, 2017

Attend the 2017 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma in Bethesda, MD

Every year, mesothelioma patients, caregivers, families, bereaved and professionals from the government, non-profit and medical industries gather together for three days. This expansive set of individuals congregates at the International Symposium on… Read More

By | February 3, 2017

World Cancer Day: What Does It Mean for Less Common Cancers Such as Mesothelioma?

Image Source: World Cancer Day Today, in the United States, there are 14 million new cancer cases and 8.2 million cancer deaths every single year. By 2030, these numbers are projected to… Read More

By | October 21, 2016

Alton Miles for Meso Raises $40,000 for Asbestos Charity

Thank you for being a part of the Miles for Meso community and the 8th Annual Alton Miles for Meso 5K Run & 3K Fun Run/Walk. This year’s race had a record… Read More

By | September 16, 2016

Fighting Mesothelioma One Day at a Time

A patient fights cancer the same way a runner finishes a race: one mile marker at a time. On Aug. 23, 2016, meso warrior Julie Gundlach reached an important milestone. She celebrated… Read More

By | September 13, 2016

Washington Miles for Meso Raises $20,000 for Mesothelioma Research

The 5th Annual Washington Memorial 5K Run/Walk surpassed its goal of $15,000, raising $20,000 for mesothelioma research. Organized by Diana Stewart, Pat Dyhrman and Pat Hatley, the July 4 event honored the… Read More

By | September 9, 2016

Making Change Possible by Securing a Comprehensive U.S. Asbestos Ban

One way Julie Gundlach takes the ‘poison’ from her mesothelioma diagnosis and turns it into something beautiful is by telling her story. Through her story, Julie hopes others will realize the importance… Read More

By | September 2, 2016

How the Peacock Got Her Feathers and Inspires Julie

It takes a lot of energy and determination to run a 5K. The Alton Miles for Meso course is known among runners for its steep hills and brick streets. It’s not an… Read More

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