If you live in the New York area, mark your calendar! This September 17, 2017 at 9 am, join our community member and fundraiser Erica Iacono in Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, NY for all-family 5K Walk to Cure Meso.
Click here to register: https://www.crowdrise.com/5KWALKTOCUREMESO2017
“After 12 years, I still do this event because I want to honor my dad’s memory and I know that there’s still a lot of work to be done to find a cure for mesothelioma,” said Erica when asked why this event is so important to her.
“The event is such a great display of a community coming together for a worthy cause, and for me and others who have lost someone, it shows that you can turn a tragedy into something that helps others.”
Although this event was conceived as a tribute to her father and others lost to mesothelioma, the event has become a great way to raise awareness of this cancer, and also to bring together the entire mesothelioma community, including those currently affected by this cancer as well as those who have never heard of the disease.
“Even though this event benefits the mesothelioma community, even those not affected by it personally can enjoy themselves — and know that they’re doing something good for a cause that desperately needs the support.”
For any questions, please contact Erica directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 516-729-9986.
Date: September 17, 2017
Location: Scarlet Oak (Parking Field 4), Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, NY
Time: 9am sign-in and registration; 10am start ; Raffle to follow walk
Registration fee: $25 before September 14; $30 after (in person)
Register here: https://www.crowdrise.com/5KWALKTOCUREMESO2017
100% of proceeds go to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.