Me-So Hate Cancer 5K Walk / Run
EVENT DATE: Sep 29, 2018
Approximately, 43,000 people die from Mesothelioma each year around the world. The majority of people who are diagnosed with Mesothelioma do not find out until it is too late. The cancer is only detected via MRI, ultrasounds or x-rays. If Mesothelioma is caught early the average survival time is 12-18 months, if it is detected in late stages the survival time averages from 4-8 months. THERE IS NO CURE.
Mesothelioma is an environmental cancer, it is caused by exposure to asbestos, and asbestos can be anywhere. Mesothelioma affects people of all ages regardless of their career choice.
Our goal is to raise awareness and money for the Meso foundation. This foundation is currently the only non-profit organization that is devoted to research for mesothelioma. Due to the numerous television commercials, people often assume that Mesothelioma research is well funded. However, that money is for the victims and their families only, NONE OF IT GOES TOWARDS FINDING A CURE. Research for Mesothelioma is extremely important so that we can one day have it detected via other means, like routine bloodwork, better treatment options, prevention, and an ultimate cure.
In 2013, we lost a loved one to Mesothelioma. Janet Palmisano was a wife, mother of 4, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend. She was diagnosed January 21, 2013 and passed March 26, 2013. She was completely asymptomatic when they caught it. She went through numerus tests that didn’t find anything. When the ultrasound found a mass in her lower abdomen, the doctors were able to take a biopsy. During her surgery to obtain a biopsy the doctor had no need to obtain tissue from the mass due to the cancer had spread throughout her entire peritoneum. She was stage 4 and her time with us was limited. There was not many treatment options. We were devastated.
Please join us to honor Janet Palmisano and to raise money for the Meso foundation.
“Me-So Hate Cancer"