A Place where those of us who have been touched by this horrible Asbestos causing Cancer can unite. We never know who will be diagnosed next and when it happened to my daddy we did not know where to turn for help. I am here to help you if you ever need guidance in such a situation.
4TH ANNUAL ROD'S BENEFIT FOR MESO FUNDRAISING EVENT DAY SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2013
Planning has Begun!!!
Supported by: BRIAN PRIM AT PRIM LAW FIRM, HURRICANE, WV
My main and only sponsor for the event day is Brian Prim and Mike Galluci at Prim Law Firm in Hurricane, WV
Personal recognized sponsors will be recognized on tshirt with name of who you are walking for $100. Deadline for this is August 30th.
The singers we have lined up are as follows: Elizabeth Browning, WV Couriers, Ed Johnson, Adam Dunlap and New Horizon Kicking off at 12:45 - 1:00
We will be welcoming Scooter and Sassy Frass the clowns for this years kids entertainment. They will be doing balloon animals and face painting for all who are interested. 1:00-???
This year we are offering a lunch (menu to be decided), chips, a drink and a cupcake
Colors this year will be Purple and Lime Green. We may not have color splash or mud, but it will still be a great day! Form your teams today at www.curemeso.org/rod2013 have friends and family support you and your efforts by donating to your team, up to 10 members and the team with the most donations wins a gift bag of goodies. This is separate from your registration fee, but have your team dress in a fun costume to show your creativity for mesothelioma research...
My goal for this years event has been bumped up to $25,000!!!
ALL PROCEEDS GO DIRECTLY TO
MESOTHELIOMA APPLIED RESEARCH FOUNDATION to help save a life!!! BELIEVE IN A CURE!! Total raised through the events Missy Bowles has done is close to $50,000.00 to date.
We hope you can start forming your teams from your company, church, family or friends to support those fighting this cancer. The run was a success last year so we will be continuing to have a 5k Run and Walk. Held at the same place, Eleanor Town Park, Shelter #6 registration until Sept 1st is $20 and the registration form is on this site under documents. After Sept 1st cost will be $25 and sign ups start at 10:30 am which includes an event tshirt and lots of other goodies. For updated entry form log on to www.tristateracer.com
Following registration we will do our traditional speech and balloon release memorial and the walk/run will sound off at noon.
I need lots of helpers willing to ask others for support by donations (details on where those may be sent or applied online coming soon), donations of items for raffle (we are doing things a little different this year and it will be a lot better to insure you get the prizes you want) I need 2 more volunteers from local High Schools to earn credits and to help run the jupiter jump, serve food and a few other duties. If interested contact me.
Some of the 2012 Walkers/Runners/Supporters
some of the supporters and walkers of 2011 Event Walkers from 2010 First Event
Why I do this event :
ROD's Benefit for Meso - A page for MESOTHELIOMA Awareness and Research in honor of and inspired by my Daddy - RICHARD O. DORSEY, whom we lost to this cancer July 9th, 2008. Please share this site with others, AND BECOME A MEMBER, share your story, photos, get needed information, keep up with events and together, we can work and believe in a CURE!
This is my Daddy, to put a face with a name and a life that was taken by Mesothelioma. He was born 1942 and went to his heavenly home on July 9th 2008. He was the strongest man I ever knew and it was so horrible to watch him fade away. He left this earthly world with his family beside him holding his hands. He will forever be in our hearts.