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Miles for Meso raises $40K over Mesothelioma Awareness Weekend

Posted on Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:45am

The numbers are finally tallied! Between the three Miles for Meso races that took place over Mesothelioma Awareness Weekend, $40,000 was raised.

The money, a combination of registration fees, sponsorships, private donations and T-shirt sales, was donated to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.

Thank you to everyone who came out to support Mesothelioma Awareness Day, not just in Alton, where everything started, but across the nation. You guys are truly amazing, and we hope you’ll continue fighting with us throughout the year.

Mike Angelides, managing partner of our national sponsor the Simmons firm, said in a firm news release earlier this week that Miles for Meso has “grown beyond our expectations.” Who could have guessed that within a year, Miles for Meso would have made so much progress toward promoting awareness about this horrible disease that no one should ever get?

About 1,000 people participated between all the three races. In Fairfax Station, Virginia the weather was a little misty, but the Pavlick race still had a solid turnout. To learn more about their race, check out their updated page by clicking here.

In Rushville, Indiana, mesothelioma survivor Janelle Bedel pulled together a great race at the Rush County Fairgrounds despite competition with several other events. More information about her race coming soon!

In the mean time, check out the most recent Alton race photos by clicking here.

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