iWalk4MESO is an important event taking place on Sept. 26 — Mesothelioma Awareness Day.
Mesothelioma Awareness Day exists to open eyes all across America to the problem of mesothelioma.
Weitz & Luxenberg started the iWalk4MESO Virtual Race to help raise funds for mesothelioma research. The purpose of the race is also to greatly increase the number of eyes opened that day.
How to Participate in iWalk4MESO
Here’s what iWalk4MESO is all about. The organizers invite you, your family and friends to walk or run any distance on Sept. 26.
The distance you walk or run could cover many miles. Or it could be just a few short steps. It’s all up to you.
When you finish, take a picture of yourself holding an iWalk4MESO sign. The sign can be one you make yourself or it can be one already made for you by the iWalk4MESO organizers which can be found here: https://goo.gl/O6IVab.
Then post the picture of you holding the #iWalk4MESO sign to your Facebook page. Let the rest of the world see that you took a stand against mesothelioma. Use the hashtags #iWalk4MESO, #MesotheliomaAwarenessDay and #EndMeso. Then tag three friends to challenge them to participate.
Next post your picture to the iWalk4MESO Facebook group. Again, use the hashtags #iWalk4MESO, #MesotheliomaAwarenessDay and #EndMeso.
For every post, Weitz & Luxenberg will make a donation to the Vaccine and Immunology Center at Massachusetts General Hospital on your behalf.
You can also make a personal donation to mesothelioma research here: http://because.massgeneral.org/iWalk4MESO.
Make sure to challenge your friends and family to participate in the iWalk4MESO Virtual Race, as well.
iWalk4MESO Supports Mesothelioma Research
The organizers of iWalk4MESO want this chain of challenges to result in a geometric explosion of awareness about mesothelioma.
Calling attention to mesothelioma is not the only goal here. The organizers also hope iWalk4MESO will result in a flood of donations to mesothelioma research aimed at finding a cure.
Beyond all that, iWalk4MESO gives you a way to connect with others who feel the same way you do about mesothelioma. One of the worst things about mesothelioma is the way it isolates people.
People who don’t know what mesothelioma is have no real sense of how it emotionally and financially harms mesothelioma patients and their loved ones. People in the dark about mesothelioma have no understanding of the pain, the hardships and the losses it causes.
But iWalk4MESO aims to make it possible to change all that.
On Sept. 26, a lot of people who before didn’t know about mesothelioma will suddenly be talking about it — and wanting to do something positive.
They’ll want to make a difference. Please join us to take the steps toward making that difference.