Simmons Hanly Conroy Supports Cancer Research

Throughout the firm’s history, Simmons Hanly Conroy has pledged over $20 million to cancer research and support. Funds donated have helped mesothelioma and asbestos-related organizations, such as the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, the American Cancer Society, the Simmons Cancer Institute and more.

Simmons Hanly Conroy pledged a record $10.2 million donation to help fund the development of the Simmons Cancer Institute at Southern Illinois University (SIU). Created to serve both the people of Illinois and the world, the cancer institute addresses present and future cancer care needs through a comprehensive approach of education, research and patient services.

The firm is also dedicated to funding cancer research through the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation. Since 2010, the foundation has donated over $8 million to mesothelioma researchers at multiple cancer institutions including the New York University Medical Center, the University of Chicago Medical Center, and the University of Pittsburg Cancer Institute.

Simmons Hanly Conroy is always looking for new ways to give back to the community and support cancer research. In this year alone, the firm was honored to host the American Cancer Society’s St. Louis Mardi Gras Ball, to support the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) as a platinum sponsor, and sponsor Miles for Meso races in Washington, Texas, Ohio and Illinois.

In February of this year, our firm helped to raise a record-breaking $372,000 for the American Cancer Society through the 45th Annual Mardi Gras Ball. The ball, hosted by our firm, welcomed nearly 800 people to celebrate those fighting and surviving cancer, remember lost loved ones, and discuss actions to finish the fight against cancer altogether.

In April, the firm renewed its platinum $100,000 sponsorship of ADAO and its “Where Knowledge and Action Unite” 11th annual International Asbestos Awareness Conference held in Washington, D.C. At the conference, experts and asbestos victims from ten countries presented the latest advancements in disease prevention, global advocacy and treatment options for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.


In September, the 7th Annual Alton Miles for Meso 5K Race and 2K Fun Run/Walk  raised a record high of more than $30,000 for ADAO, a national non-profit dedicated to giving asbestos victims and concerned citizens a united voice to raise awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure, and ultimately to secure a global ban on asbestos. Simmons Hanly Conroy is the national sponsor of Miles for Meso, which has helped build awareness and provide significant support of mesothelioma research since its inception in 2009.

Visit the Charitable Giving section of our website to learn more about Simmons Hanly Conroy’s commitment to supporting cancer research, or how you might get involved as an advocate in the fight against mesothelioma cancer.

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