Miles for Meso honors John Pavlick
Every morning, Ogla & John Pavlick would start their day by walking around Burke Lake in Burke, Virginia. It was their special time together.
In July 2008, John was diagnosed with both peritoneal and pleural mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. He died less than six months later. Afterward, Olga told her daughter-in-law Sarah, “I’d really like to do a walk” at the lake.
Sarah turned to the internet and a few Google searches later she found Miles for Meso. As she read the web site, she remembered thinking, “this is exactly what we wanted to do.” She filled out the contact form and Theresa soon responded.
“I was just so excited to find somebody who was willing to help,” Sarah said.
Presented by the Simmons Law Firm, the first John Pavlick Miles for Meso 8K & Family Fun Run took place on Mesothelioma Awareness Day, Sept. 26, 2010, around beautiful Burke Lake Park. The Pavlick family hosted their Miles for Meso run and fun walk in honor of their husband & father. Through their work, they raised more than $13,000 to help other families and individuals impacted by a mesothelioma diagnosis.
The 4th Annual Pavlick Miles for Meso race will take place Sept. 28 and will once again benefit the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting mesothelioma research and providing patients with support services.
Saturday, September 28, 2013 Family Fun Run/ Strollers welcome / 8K Run @ 8:00a.m. EST
Burke Lake Park
7315 Ox Road
Fairfax Station, VA
Take your first left upon entry into the park and take a right into first parking lot. You will see the S/F line.
Packet pickup on Race Day ONLY. Pickup between 6:30 -7:30 a.m. @ Start/Finish area.
8K Run entry fee is $25 and includes T-shirt. ONLY THOSE REGISTERED BY SEPTEMBER 2ND WILL BE GUARANTEED A T-SHIRT. Race Day signup runs from 6-7 a.m. fee will raise to $35. Family Fun Run Walk is a $10 donation for individuals or $20 for an entire family (regardless of size) but does NOT include T-shirst.
Send Mail-in registrations to:
8804 Barn Owl Court
Gainesville, VA 20155.
Please make checks payable to:
The Meso Foundation
8K: Top 2 Overall, Top 2 Age Group, 12 & Under, 13-14 yrs, 15-18 yrs, 19-29 yrs, 30-39 yrs, 40-49 yrs, 50-59 yrs, 60 & Up Awards ceremony immediately upon conclusion of 8K!
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