The First Annual Veterans Mesothelioma 5K Charity Run will Raise Money to Help Build Awareness of the Serious Illness
LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / October 8, 2015 /Mesothelioma.net, a free online resource that helps provide people with mesothelioma and their families with in-depth information about the disease, is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring a 5K charity run for veterans on November 8, 2015.
As an article on the website noted, http://mesothelioma.net/veterans-mesothelioma-5k-charity-run/, the 1st Annual Veterans Mesothelioma 5K Charity Run will take place in Houston, TX. The goal of the race is to raise funds that will aid in building awareness of mesothelioma—a disease that has impacted many military veterans and their loved ones.
All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and the West Roxbury VA, noted a spokesperson for http://mesothelioma.net.
The race, which will start at 8 a.m., will begin at the University of Houston Downtown Naylor parking lot and go out and back on the Heights Hike and Bike Trail. The cost to participate is $20 for adults and $10 for runners under the age of 18. Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers, and ribbons will be awarded to the top three finishers of various age groups.
The fact that Mesothelioma.net would sponsor a race to raise funds for mesothelioma awareness will not surprise the many people who have gotten much-needed help through the website. Since the site first launched, it has earned a well-deserved reputation for its educational articles about mesothelioma, its helpful information for veterans and its encouraging blog filled with stories written by survivors of the disease.
Mesothelioma.net also has a devoted team of patient advocates who are available via live chat or phone to support people with mesothelioma, answer their questions, provide them with resources and inform them about their financial options. To speak with a patient advocate, people may call 1-800-692-8608.
To learn more about the upcoming 5K charity run for veterans and to register for the race, people may visit Mesothelioma.net at anytime.
"Many veterans who were exposed to asbestos during their time of service are now suffering from mesothelioma cancer," the spokesperson said."This 5K is dedicated to them, and in continuing the fight against this deadly illness."
Mesothelioma.net is a comprehensive online resource that offers in-depth articles about the latest mesothelioma treatments, facts about the disease, information for veterans and much more. For more information, please visit http://mesothelioma.net/