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Washington Miles for Meso Reaches Goal of $15,000 for Mesothelioma Research

Posted on Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:16pm

The 3rd Annual Washington Memorial 5k Run/Walk, which took place on July 4th in Federal Way, Washington at the Federal Way Community Center, has raised a record-breaking amount of $15,000 for mesothelioma research.  

The race was organized by Pat Dyhrman, Diana Stewart, and Pat Hatley. The event honors the memory of their husbands Dick Dyhrman, a Weyerhaeuser Company Geologist; Bud Hatley, a Federal Way School District Athletic Director; and Bob Stewart, a Federal Way High School teacher and coach. They died after being diagnosed with mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer caused by asbestos exposure.

Approximately 330 participants attended the race, which was dedicated to Irene Lund, a mesothelioma warrior. Each runner’s name was announced as they crossed the finish line.

Over the past three years, the Washington Memorial 5k Run/Walk has raised over $43,000 for the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation. The Meso  Foundation is dedicated to ending mesothelioma by funding research, advocating for federal funding of mesothelioma research, and by providing education and support for patients and their families.

The Mayor of Federal Way, Washington, Jim Ferrell, was in attendance, along with several city council members. After the run/walk there was a pancake breakfast for participants, attendees, and volunteers alike.

View the Washington Memorial Miles for Meso 5K 2014 Race Results >>>

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