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2014 Five Guys 5/10K [formerly Miles4Meso]


For all those of you out there who are feeling nostalgic, generous or other wise trying to carry out your New Year’s resolutions to get fit;


The event is now called the Five Guys (Burgers and Fries) 5K/10K Run/Walk. It’s their 2nd annual since taking over the SF Miles4Meso race after my father, Larry Davis, died in 2012.

This race gives a $1 donation for every registered applicant to the Larry Davis Scholarship fund. It was established by the Runner’s Edge Foundation. The scholarship money is given in dad’s name to 3 worthy, college-bound runners in the South Florida area. I believe you have to be a graduating high school senior to apply.

You can also give directly to the scholarship fund, as I am, by sending your donation to:

Larry Davis Scholarship
c/o Runner’s Edge Foundation
3195 N. Federal Highway
Boca Raton, Florida 33431

It would be amazing if runners and walkers alike would wear their tribute & team support shirts for the friends and family they’ve lost to Mesothelioma. It’s still at Spanish River Park in Boca Raton Valentine’s weekend. This year it will be held on the 15th. You can register race day between 6am & 7am. Go time is at 07:15 .

More info can be acquired by calling 561-361-1950 or emailing .

Please run, because he can’t …tiny red heart


Playing w/ Asbestos

Courtesy of a facebook share by asbestos victim advocate Mavis Nye, UK

Written by Francesca Williams BBC News:

BBC NEWS: The Children Who Played With Asbestos

t is the late 1960s and a little girl is playing hopscotch on a grid she has marked out – not with chalk, but a lump of asbestos.

Forty-five years later she will be contemplating the cancerous mesothelioma in her lungs which is “growing out like a fungus”.

“I was doomed from then,” Caroline Wilcock says. “There was nothing I could have done between then and now to make a difference. I’m pleased I didn’t know it.”

She was one of many children in Bowburn who, between 1967 and 1983, played with asbestos from the factory opposite her house.

Continue reading the main story“It was coming down like little dust particles, like tiny little aniseed balls”Ann Sproat

Its parent company, Cape Intermediate Holdings, is paying her a “substantial” out-of-court settlement, although it has denied liability for her illness.

Caroline describes a white, chalky film of asbestos dust on “the grass, the flowers and the bushes”. It also settled on window ledges.

The mothers were less impressed. Ann Sproat, a friend of Caroline’s sister, remembers them constantly cleaning.

“If cleaning wasn’t done we couldn’t see out the windows,” she says. “It was coming down like little dust particles, like tiny little aniseed balls.”

The children would share the pieces of asbestos they found, marking out cricket stumps and anything else their imagination conjured up.

The thought of her brother creating a zebra crossing on the main road through the village makes Caroline laugh. It is striking how much she laughs considering the grim nature of the conversation.

She jokes about trying to get on to drugs trials, about the “awful” operation to test a sample of lung and about whether “incapacitated” is the right word for what will eventually happen to her.

Laughing makes her cough. She is also often tired and short of breath. Her treatment is palliative – there is no cure for mesothelioma.

Her doctor, Jeremy Steele, says there must be a factor that makes some people susceptible, but they do not know what it is.


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