Posted on September 28, 2022

Thanks to the dedication of many, the 14th Annual Alton Miles for Meso Race was a roaring success and sponsors, individuals, and teams raised over $40,000 for ADAO’s asbestos awareness, education, and community initiatives. All this could not have been possible without the support of nearly 1,000 racers,  over 200 volunteers, and sponsors  — along with many racers and supporters from around the world participating virtually— who joined together for this tremendous weekend event. We were ecstatic to see the turn out and support this year!

While promising research continues, prevention remains the only cure. We aim to raise awareness, prevent asbestos exposure, and eliminate all asbestos-caused diseases such as mesothelioma. Miles for Meso has once again played a key role in advancing our efforts toward a safer, asbestos-free community. 

On Saturday, fundraiser winners were recognized for their time, efforts, and funds donated to support education, advocacy, and prevention. Thank you for all you do. 

Fundraiser Group Winners Include:1st : Team Al
2nd : Georgie Porgie’s Meso Patrol
3rd : Captain Bob’s Team 


Individual Fundraiser Winners Include:
1st : Alison Dreith
2nd : Kim Ralidak
3rd : Chris Dreith

The team “Georgie Porgie’s Meso Patrol” was honored with a fundraiser award and the American flag that once flew atop the capitol building in honor of Mesothelioma victims and families. It was a somber yet beautiful experience to present this flag of honor as a tribute to their family and the community of mesothelioma warriors across the nation.

Over 150 Mesothelioma Warriors’ were honored during race day as seen in the Miles for Meso tribute poster.  As Courtney shared, “It’s been 10 years since I lost my dad to Mesothelioma, but every year on M4M race day I can see him in the other runners, remember all the good times, and feel closer to him.”  Events like this remind us that in unity we find hope and the ability to make change happen. 

Sincere thanks again to Simmons Hanly Conroy, all the volunteers, sponsors, and our entire ADAO community for making Miles for Meso a huge success. We are fiercely reminded that it is much more than a race; it is part of a larger movement for truth and justice. Likewise, Mesothelioma Awareness Day is much more than a date on a calendar; it is part of ADAO’s daily mission to prevent asbestos exposure and eliminate mesothelioma as well as other deadly asbestos-caused diseases. We look forward to the next Miles for Meso race in September 2023!

Onward. Together. 

Linda Reinstein

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