FROM ADAO BLOG UPDATE: Can’t make it to Alton, IL on Sept 27?

Join the ADAO Mesothelioma Warrior Virtual Team!


Larry Davis & Courtney Davis finishing the 3 Little Pigs Tri in Smithfield, NC

1. Registration is for Meso Warriors fighting the disease or family members in

memory of Meso Warriors we have lost.

2. We will match you up with actual runners who will wear the names of the

people they honor on their jerseys.

3. ADAO will design a photo collage including all the people on the Virtual Team

and snap a Race Day photo of the actual runners holding the collage.

4. No fee is required for the Virtual Team; however, if you would like to support

ADAO by purchasing a t-shirt from the event, register for the race here.

ADAO Mesothelioma Warrior Virtual Team Captains: Herman, Lou, Mavis, Ann, Sandra,

Courtney, Jessica, and Jennifer

Please email us a photo if you would like to be included. Team@AsbestosDiseaseAwareness.org



ADAO miles for meso










Boca Raton, FL –  The Sunday on or before February 14th, Valentine’s Day, has set the scene for 3 annual Miles For Meso road races in South Florida. Each year the proceeds from the event went to help fund research in an on-going battle to find a cure for Mesothelioma. My father, Larry Davis, spent hours upon hours co-ordinating sponsors, donations, a running group to organize & operate the race, and getting all of the big players in the Meso world together in one place for a common cause.

This year it will be different. The country’s top Mesothelioma physicians won’t be there. The Meso Advocacy groups won’t go. The patients who bonded and the family members who’d lost loved ones won’t meet in Florida this year. There will be no symposium, or meet-n-greet or photos by the sand sculpture. But most of all there will be no Larry.

As many of you know, 6 months ago Larry Davis lost his 6 year battle with Mesothelioma. And as many of you have mentioned to me in the days since, he left a giant space. He was a large personality. He was able to do things many people could not. Including helping to launch the Miles For Meso franchise that will hopefully go on raising money long after the original promoters are gone in as many venues as possible. Unfortunately I was not able to carry on his legacy in South Florida. Met by the loss of my dad and the distance between my home and this race, the name change, the beneficiary, the distance changes and what I thought was sure to be a venue change, I lost heart.

Despite all of these changes though, the good folks at the Runner’s Edge Foundation continue the race this year in the location that started it all. REF has teamed up with FIVE GUYS Burgers & Fries to hold a race to benefit the South Palm Beach County YMCA and the Larry Davis Scholarship Fund. $2.50 from every race application & payment received will go to the LD Scholarship to ensure a South Florida student is able to keep running in college.

If any of you reading this would like to participate in this race you can go to active.com to register or click here to go directly to the race link.

If you are interested in continuing the tradition my father began with this race, you can still donate to the Mesothelioma Foundation through his page. As of 1/9/13 we are just $680 shy of meeting my father’s goal of $100,000!!! I thank all of you who have helped make his goal a reality. You are all very special people. I cannot express to you my gratitude. In fact, I think I would venture to say all of the people who may benefit in the future from the research grant that will be named in my dad’s honor and have to do with immunotherapy, will also thank you! That grant will be revealed in Las Vegas on March 8th, 2013. I’ll keep you posted!

So, back to the race … if you are planning a trip to South Florida the weekend before Valentine’s Day (or live there), be sure to pack your hats & mittens and get out there to Spanish River Park Sunday February 10th and as the sun comes up over A1A and feel great about yourself for keeping the Miles For Meso tradition alive!

All the best, thank you,
& believe in yourself, believe in a cure,
Courtney Davis



Thank you all for you support! Photos are up on Larry’s FB page.

February 10 – 12, 2012

February 10: Welcome event, 6:30 to 7:30 Hilton Deerfield Suite 718/719 100 Fairway Drive Deerfield Beach, FL

Hotel Addresses/Check In: Hilton Deerfield Bar 100 Fairway Drive Deerfield Beach, FL    OR     Boca Raton Marriott 5150 Town Center Circle Boca Raton, FL 33486

February 11: South Florida Miles For Meso Symposium, Hilton Deerfield, 3pm 100 Fairway Drive Deerfield Beach, FL

February 12: 3rd Annual South Florida Miles For Meso 8K & 2M Tribute Walk 7:30am/pre-registration at 5:45am Register here for the race or donate to the cause. Spanish River Park 3001 North Ocean Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33431


Boca Raton, FL – The 3rd Annual Miles for Meso weekend is set!

Friday February 10th – We are planning our ever popular Welcome event. Although you will need to check back with us for it’s location, you won’t be disappointed. We will offer the opportunity to meet friends, old & new, while picking up your race packet and information on the latest in Mesothelioma news.

Saturday evening – We will once again host our Health Symposium. We are currently making arrangements with 2 new physicians who will be discussing the latest news in cancer treatments and trials.

Sunday morning – On your mark … get set … get ready for the 3rd Annual Miles for Meso 8K/2M Tribute Walk! The race will start just after the sun rises over the beautiful Atlantic. It’s a beautiful site as you run along A1A patting yourself on the back for helping raise funds for an excellent cause!

Spanish River Park
3001 North Ocean Blvd.
Boca Raton, FL 33431

The race starts on AIA in front of Spanish River Park. Take I-95 to Palmetto Park Road, East to AIA, then left (north) 2.5 miles to Spanish River Park. USATF Certified Course by Evert McDowell.

Pre-Registration begins at 5:45 a.m. the day of the race
The 8K race starts at 7:30 a.m.

Temperatures & humidity can be high in South Florida. Participants should drink plenty of fluids (non-alcoholic) for 48 hours prior to, during and upon finishing the race. Beware of heat injury symptoms: dizziness, no sweating, nausea, cramps, redness, incoherent speech & thoughts. Seek immediate medical attention if symptoms occur. Wear loose, light-colored clothing.

This year’s event will have something for everyone involved;

Racers – A great course, a race T, snacks & friends.

Patients – It will be an amazing place to meet other patients and supporters of Mesothelioma, the Meso Foundation and the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization. There is a wealth of information just within those people, not to mention the incredible attorneys we will have on hand who can assist in giving you further information on how they can help and programs they offer.

Survivors (patients & family members) – Support in numbers. You aren’t alone in your fight against Mesothelioma and the companies who have used asbestos in their products! Talk with us and let the healing begin.

Volunteers – We absolutely couldn’t do this without you. Every year we have wonderful people who come out and donate their time to making this event a success. Please join us again and help make this our best race yet.

We’ve got an awesome deal for out-of-towners. The Hilton Deerfield in beautiful Deerfield Beach, Florida has offered us a rate of just $109 !!! Just 7 miles from the race location. Book now to lock in this deal. 954-427-7700

OR stay at the luxurious Marriott Boca Raton/Boca Center. Rooms are $149 a night and it’s 5.8 miles from the Finish line.

Race registration is now open. Click here to sign up.

Click here to go to the race course provider page. We could not present this race without the fine people at the Runner’s Edge!

Thank you for all of your support.~Larry Davis, Race Director & Mesothelioma Patient
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