Posted on July 30, 2021
Get ready – it’s almost time for the 13th Annual Alton Miles for Meso VIRTUAL 5K Race & 3K Fun Run/Walk! Although the race is still virtual this year, we are so excited for another opportunity to highlight our amazing Platinum Sponsor, and to bring awareness to asbestos-caused diseases. This annual event is one of the yearly highlights for our Mesothelioma Warrior community.
ADAO has built a signature program as part of the Miles for Meso race to honor and remember Mesothelioma Warriors. For the past six years, over 250 race participants have worn “Warrior tribute bibs,” each one bearing the name of a victim of asbestos-caused disease.
In addition to your race bib, everyone who registers will get a blank hard copy bib in your race packet. You are encouraged to personalize it in support or in loving memory of a Warrior and wear it while you participate in the race. Like last year, a goodie bag will be mailed to all virtual participants. Miles for Meso is also collecting names during the race registration process. ADAO and Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC (SHC) will create a collage tribute graphic to share during race week.
These personalized bibs are one of the most powerful parts of the race each year, as they enable participants to dedicate their run to a Warrior. We ask that you wear your loved ones name or photo when you run to honor them as you participate in Miles for Meso, and all submitted pictures will be put in a collage. “Miles for Meso” is a yearly highlight for the Mesothelioma Warrior community. It brings people together in a fun, healthy way, and this year will create ways to connect digitally for those who can’t make it to the race in person. Click here to create your tribute bib. This link is available through September 1st.
Since 2014, the Alton Miles for Meso race has raised over $180,000 for ADAO. We are immensely grateful to everyone who has supported us so far; especially SHC who will be sponsoring this fabulous event for the 13th consecutive year.
All proceeds from the race will go directly to ADAO’s advocacy, community support programs, education efforts, and awareness campaigns. Your contributions are the life force behind our work and enable the largest asbestos victims’ advocacy group in the U.S. to continue pushing for change and public health protection.
Together we are making change happen.