This weekend, Ban Asbestos Now will take to the streets in the fight against mesothelioma at the 2011 South Florida Miles for Meso 8K road race. Founded by the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation and sponsored by Sokolove Law, Miles for Meso is a national series of races and walks dedicated to raising mesothelioma awareness and funding research for treatments. In addition to raising money for a cure, Ban Asbestos now also hopes to raise awareness for the BAN! cause and eliminate mesothelioma at its source.
As mentioned in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel video above, these events truly can make a difference. Not only is education and awareness key – especially when it comes to the dangerous yet all-too-common material like asbestos – but the money raised is critical to help fuel research for a cure for an “orphan disease” like mesothelioma that traditionally has not received major funding or attention. All proceeds from the South Florida Miles for Meso will benefit the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.
It’s not too late to help! Sign up now for the 8K race or 4K tribute walk. If you can’t make the event, you can still donate to the cause and help beat mesothelioma. And don’t forget to sign our letter to Congress urging them to ban asbestos!
Together we can ban asbestos and find a cure for mesothelioma!