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Miles for Meso goes to Rushville, Indiana

Posted on Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:22am

Miles for Meso keeps growing. Another race has been added to the line-up of races happening the weekend of Mesothelioma Awareness Day.

Mesothelioma survivor Janelle Bedel is organizing a Miles for Meso 5K Run & Walk on Sept. 25 at the Rush County fairgrounds in Rushville, Indiana.

Bedel, a 3-year survivor, got her first taste of being involved in the mesothelioma community this past June when she helped lobby on Capitol Hill for a resolution that would make Sept. 26 the national Mesothelioma Awareness Day during the International Symposium of Malignant Mesothelioma.

Earlier this week, Bedel told a reporter with The Rushville Republican she got the idea to organize a Miles for Meso race while attending the symposium, which is sponsored by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.

“I met a girl there (in Washington, D.C.), and her father had passed away. She had been raising money for research. She had done a poker run and just all kinds of fundraising all throughout the year. I believe she raised over $100,000. She just really motivated me to do it myself,” Bedel said in the news article.

Including the Alton, Ill. and Fairfax Station, Va. races, Bedel’s race brings the total number of Miles for Meso events celebrating Mesothelioma Awareness Day to three.

Click here to learn more about the Rushville, Indiana race.

Click here to learn more about organizing your own Miles for Meso race.


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