Archive for August, 2016

2017 Virtual Miles4Meso 5K ~ The Fastest You Will Ever Run (same story from 2016)




I don’t know that my dad would’ve appreciated a virtual race to the real thing, except in those last months, maybe. The tales he could tell about how fast he’d run, despite the tumors, the stitches, and the inability to eat – the embellishments would run amok no doubt.

For me, on the other hand, I appreciate a good virtual run! I’d rather be with my teammates in Alton, IL, don’t get me wrong, but trying to keep up with work, school, step kids, the husband and pet sitters, it can get costly quickly to travel. Last year I took the dogs to Asheville, NC and ran for Ginger Horton in her 1st Mesothelioma Miracle 5K.

This year I’m staying home and running the 8th Annual Miles for Meso Alton, IL ~ Durham Davises Chapter. It’s the one time of year I commit to running. Since my father died, it’s something I find terribly difficult to do. In honor of him and for Mesothelioma Awareness Day, I try to set aside the feelings of loss and revel in the miracles of those still struggling to survive.

I hope you will join me in supporting my dad and his noble cause to #ENDMeso. ~Courtney

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                                                         ADAO’s 13th Annual Conference

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