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Making Strides for Mesothelioma Research: At the 5th Annual 5K Walk/Hike for Mesothelioma

Team Jarvis pictured at last year's 5K Walk for Mesothelioma

Grab Your Walking Shoes and Join Us for the 5th Annual 5K Walk/Hike for Mesothelioma Research on Sunday, October 23rd at The Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills

AGOURA HILLS, CALIFORNIA, U.S., September 23, 2016 / -- The Pacific Mesothelioma Center (PMC) at the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute will hold its fifth annual 5K Walk/Hike for Meso on October 23, 2016, at the Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills, CA. With the previous year’s success of 330 participants and over $100,000 raised, this year, the Pacific Mesothelioma Center is setting an ambitious $150,000 goal for the walk. PMC’s mission is to find better treatment options for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), a devastating cancer caused by exposure to asbestos with sadly few treatment options. Mesothelioma affects thousands of people each year with a disproportionate number of those being veterans. The annual 5K walk raises awareness for mesothelioma, and provides financial support for pioneering mesothelioma research.

The 5K Walk for Mesothelioma, presented by Worthington & Caron P.C, is the only annual 5K walk on the West coast held to raise funds for mesothelioma research. Over the years the walk has brought together people who can personally relate to the cause and as a result has fostered a community. Teams, consisting of family members and friends of those who died of mesothelioma, as well as supporting organizations and individual walkers and volunteers will gather together on October 23rd to raise awareness and funds.

The cost of registering for the walk is $35 online and $40 the day of the walk. Children 12 and under are admitted for free. Each registrant receives a PMC walk T-shirt before leaving on the 5K or 1-mile hike, and a medal upon completion. For participants that do not want to walk or hike, bingo will be available. Create a team, join a team, or register as an individual here: .

After the 5K there will be a catered lunch by famed Agoura Hills restaurant Italia’s Deli, delicious Duvurger macaroons, vendor booths set up, live entertainment by The Six Billion Dollar Band, live auction, and an opportunity drawing. The opportunity drawing and auction offer great prizes including weekend getaways, great restaurant packages, fun excursions gift certificates, jewelry, and much more. All of the proceeds go directly to mesothelioma research

“We walk together in memory of my father, Chuck Jarvis Sr, a wonderful man who passed away from this disease,” said Chuck Jarvis Jr. about this year’s walk. “It is important to me and my family that we continue to fight in his honor.”

The Pacific Mesothelioma Center at the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute is a 501(c) (3) non-profit medical research institute that provides the promise of future treatment breakthroughs by exploring innovative ideas, educating the public on asbestos-related diseases and finding the best treatment options for newly diagnosed patients with MPM.

Clare Cameron
The Pacific Mesothelioma Center
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