The Ginger Horton Mesothelioma Miracle 5K
EVENT DATE: Sep 26, 2015
This fundraiser is a 5k run/walk. I am a 5 year survivor of Peritoneal Mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a very rare cancer caused by asbestos and most people pass within 12-18 months of diagnosis. On May 22 this year I rang a bell at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital for reaching the 5 year point. I have lost several friends to this rare cancer. Many of them leaving behind young children. Mesothelioma is so rare there are not many treatment options. My hope is to raise funds to go towards research to find a cure. All funds raised will go to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation. Check them out at curemeso.org. Ninety percent of people diagnosed with Mesothelioma pass within 5 years. I believe God did a miracle in my body! I will still go to WF for 5 more years but in the meantime I will do my best to share and bring hope everywhere I go.