News, publicity, and other mesothelioma events

Meso Run opts to go virtual for 2020 to keep the spirit alive!

In light of COVID-19, Mother's Day Meso Run has decided to postpone the 2020 in-person Mother's Day Weekend Meso Run/Walk to 2021. But we didn't want to miss out on the spirit of the event this year. So we invite you to join us this Saturday, May 9, 2020 for an informal, free, and virtual 5k run/walk to support mesothelioma research. Simply run or walk a 5k on your own, as long as it is safe to do so and you are healthy. And if you have a mesothelioma t-shirt, help us spread awareness by wearing your shirt for your run/walk. Then take a photo, and share it with us on social media (@MothersDayMesoRun) with the hashtag #VirtualMesoRun2020. "See" you then! 

Another Successful Meso Run/Walk

On May 11, 2019, nearly 130 runners and walkers took to the hills of Griffith Park to race for a cure for mesothelioma. We all had an inspiring and uplifting morning to kick off Mother's Day weekend, and we raised over $12,000 for mesothelioma research.  Learn more about our 2019 race here. We hope you'll join us again on May 9, 2020, for the 3rd annual Meso Run/Walk.

Thanks for the interview, Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization!

Our founder, Julia Forgie, was recently interviewed by Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization's Linda Reinstein. A critical part of fighting mesothelioma is eliminating its cause: exposure to asbestos. We're grateful to ADAO for its advocacy to educate and ban asbestos use. Read more from our ADAO interview.

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SB Timing Co. provides race clock for Mother's Day Weekend Meso Run - Check out their Santa Barbara Half on June 29, 2019 

We are so grateful to SB Timing Co. for providing us with a race clock for the 2nd year in a row. We know how awesome these clocks are. But what you may not know is that SB Timing's Paul Williams hosts a half marathon and 5k fun run up in Santa Barbara each year. It's coming up on June 29, and we hope you'll consider attending!


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Thanks for the support, Councilmember Ryu!

We are grateful to Councilmember Ryu for the District 4 discretionary fund support to the Meso Run

Mother's Day Meso Run obtains 501(c)3 tax exempt status

as a public charity

We are thrilled to have 501(c)3 status as a public charity. This means donations to the Mother's Day Meso Run will be tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Registration opens for the

2nd Annual Mother's Day Weekend Meso Run

We are so excited for the 2nd Annual Meso Run. Last year was so much fun, and we can't wait to do it again in the same place at the same time. Sign up here starting February 15, and join us at the Old LA Zoo on the Saturday of Mother's Day Weekend,

May 11, 2019.

Thanks for the local support, Los Feliz!

  • Thanks to the Los Feliz Ledger for a nice little shout-out about the Mother's Day Weekend Meso Run:

  • Thanks also to Los Feliz The Podcast for highlighting the Mother's Day Weekend Meso Run in your April 24, 2018 episode.  We couldn't be more excited!

  • And of course thanks to all of the local businesses that have stepped up to support the Meso Run!  Check out our sponsors page to learn more!

Want to keep supporting mesothelioma research and treatments?

We at the Mother's Day Meso Run are dedicated to fighting mesothelioma in all of its forms.  That's why the Mother's Day Weekend Meso Run 2018 raised funds to benefit the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.  We encourage you to check out the Meso Foundation's website to learn about all of its fantastic work to eliminate this terrible disease.

The Pacific Mesothelioma Center here in LA also conducts critical research and treats patients with pleural mesothelioma.  If you're interested in further supporting pleural mesothelioma research this fall, we encourage you to check out the Pacific Mesothelioma Center's 5K Walk/Hike for Mesothelioma in October each year.  We hope to reconnect with you there!