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Posted in Mesothelioma, News on Friday November 5, 2010

Advocacy project raises $40,000 for mesothelioma research

The Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation is proud to announce that Miles for Meso, an advocacy project through the foundation, has raised more than $40,000 for mesothelioma research.

The money was raised through three Miles for Meso races in Alton, Illinois; Rushville, Indiana; and Fairfax Station, Virginia. They took place Sept. 25-26, 2010, in observance of Mesothelioma Awareness Day.

All proceeds from the races, T-shirt sales and sponsorships were donated to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, a nationally recognized non-profit organization that spearheads funding efforts for mesothelioma research.

Kathy Wiedemer, Director of MARF, said the money will go toward the foundation’s peer-reviewed grant programs and online patient support services.

“We’ve got a big mission so the money raised and the awareness raised through Miles for Meso is extremely important for mesothelioma research,” Wiedemer said.

Miles for Meso is a trademarked fundraising race whose goal is to promote awareness and research of mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Anyone can host a race, but all proceeds must benefit a non-profit organization that works to improve the lives of mesothelioma patients and their families, whether through medical research, patient support services or avocation of improved federal funding.

To learn more about how to volunteer or to host your own Miles for Meso race visit

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