Miles for Meso is a Mesothelioma Awareness Day race and fun run/walk dedicated to building awareness and funding research.

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Illinois, Ohio Miles for Meso Races Raise Over $30,000

The Alton Miles for Meso Race raised $25,000 for mesothelioma research and the Ohio race is exected to raise more than $6,000. Bringing the total amount raised for the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation over the weekend to more than $30,000. 

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About Miles For Meso

Miles for Meso is a 5K race and fun run and walk for mesothelioma awareness and research. As an advocacy initiative of the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation, Miles for Meso seeks to bring local communities together and support research, institutions and advocacy groups in the shared fight against mesothelioma. The first race occurred the morning of Illinois Mesothelioma Awareness Day on September 26, 2009.... read more

Taking the Fight Against Mesothelioma Cancer to the Streets

Since 2009, Miles for Meso has brought together mesothelioma survivors, individuals recently diagnosed and family members of mesothelioma victims for a run and walk to raise awareness and research funding. 

In the years since, races have taken place across the country in Missouri, Flordia, Indiana, Virginia, New York, and Washington. Cumlatively, Miles for Meso events have raised over $250,000 in proceeds for the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation a non-profit organization dedicated to finding better treatments and a cure for this life-changing disease. 

Watch the video above to learn about Miles for Meso 2012. Meet the people impacted by this disease. Meet the family members who participated for their loved ones who lost their lives to mesothelioma. Meet the survivors who run for a cure. See exactly why the cause is so important and why we need your help in spreading awareness.

Mesothelioma is a rare cancer linked to exposure to asbestos that has no known cure. Learn more about the courageous people affected by mesothelioma.

Latest News & Blog Updates

Alton Miles for Meso Packet Pick Up Info & Other Housekeeping Items

Sep 19, 2013

If you are already registered for the race, early packet pickup is available for both runners & walkers from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20 at the Simmons Law Firm building, 1 Court Street. On race day, check-in and packet pickup lasts from 7:15 to 8:15 a.m. at the Registration Tent located in the parking lot directly across from Marquette High School on the corner of Fourth & Court streets.    read more »

  Alton Miles for Meso Registration Closes Sept. 18

Sep 17, 2013

Participants who register for this year’s Alton Miles for Meso 5K race will receive a T-shirt that celebrates the five year anniversary of the race. Currently, more than 550 people have pre-registered. Online registration is open for two more days. It will close on Wed., Sept. 18, at Noon. read more »

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Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation

Miles for Meso is an advocacy project of the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation, a private, non-profit organization founded by the Simmons Law Firm. Dedicated to helping patients and families affected by mesothelioma, the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation works with leading researchers and treatment specialists throughout the country, supporting their search for a mesothelioma cure. Learn more about the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation.