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Stubbornness wins the race

Posted on Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:44am

 

Being stubborn is nothing new to St. Louis native Julie Gundlach.
In 2006, Gundlach was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure. This Saturday, she will run in the Miles for Meso 5K race in downtown Alton, Illinois.

This week, Julie will share her inspiring story with several media outlets here in the St. Louis area, including TV, radio and print publications, to preview the race. When one reporter asked her how she is able to run in the race, she told him, “sheer stubbornness, I guess … You kind of feel like you’re fighting for your life at this point.”

This week as the Miles for Meso team coordinates the final details of the three upcoming races, we couldn’t be more thankful for Julie and others like her who refuse to give up, who keep fighting to inform the public about mesothelioma and the dangers of asbestos exposure, who never stop hoping for a cure.

Check back later this week for more updates on Miles for Meso media coverage!


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