2016 AIM to CURE hosted by Jim Kellogg

Participating in this year's Aim to Cure Event on behalf of the Foundation were Board Member, Jerry Neil Paul (left) and Assistant Executive Director, Shane Rucker (right). Jerry and Shane are pictured here together while meeting and greeting this year's participants.
Participating in this year’s Aim to Cure Event on behalf of the Foundation were Board Member, Jerry Neil Paul (left) and Assistant Executive Director, Shane Rucker (right). Jerry and Shane are pictured here together while meeting and greeting this year’s participants.

The June 2016 “Aim to Cure” event hosted by Foundation Board Member and Retired International Pipetrades Representative Jim Kellogg saw another great turnout of over 100 supporters. The event netted over $51,000 for mesothelioma research, 100% of which will be used in the research and development of new mesothelioma treatment options! Shooters and supporters of the Mesothelioma Research Foundation of America converged on the Birdslanding Hunting Preserve and Sporting Clay facility near Concord, California to raise awareness and donations for mesothelioma cancer research. Representing the Foundation were Board Members Jim Kellogg and Jerry Neil Paul and Assistant Executive Director Shane Rucker.

(Left to Right) Foundation Assistant Executive Director, Shane Rucker and Board Member, Jerry Neil Paul, were paired together with UA Local 343 Plumbers, Paul Shultz and John Hernandez. The team had a great time shooting sporting clays while supporting the great cause!
(Left to Right) Foundation Assistant Executive Director, Shane Rucker and Board Member, Jerry Neil Paul, were paired together with UA Local 343 Plumbers, Paul Shultz and John Hernandez. The team had a great time shooting sporting clays while supporting the great cause!

After a great day of strolling through the Birdslanding Sporting Clay facility, where supporters took their chance at breaking 100 sporting clays, Jim Kellogg thanked everyone who attended, as well as all of the sponsors who have a hand in making this event such a success year after year. Founding Board Member, Jerry Neil Paul, then spoke on behalf of the Foundation, providing a history of the Foundation and the advances being made by Dr. Parkash Gill at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. He noted the development of mesothelioma treatments, such as EphB-4, currently being administered to mesothelioma patients and a pharmaceutical company currently providing support, as being milestones we can all be proud of. With the support of participants and continued support from our event sponsors, advances in the development of mesothelioma treatment options are becoming a reality.

Local 16 Heat & Frost Insulators Geoff Millar (left), Mark Plubel (second from right) and Mel Brashear (far right) join Shane Rucker and Jerry Neil Paul while they share a laugh and a quick picture before hitting the course.
Foundation Board Member and Event Planner, Jim Kellogg speaks to the event's sponsors and participants while running the always popular raffle. We cannot thank Jim enough for everything he has done to organize this event on behalf of the Foundation! THANK YOU JIM!
Foundation Board Member and Event Planner, Jim Kellogg speaks to the event’s sponsors and participants while running the always popular raffle. We cannot thank Jim enough for everything he has done to organize this event on behalf of the Foundation! THANK YOU JIM!

Everyone at the Foundation would like to thank the event sponsors, volunteers, participants for supporting this great event. We would also like to acknowledge and thank Jim Kellogg for all of his hard work and dedication in making the Aim to Cure event a success year after year! THANK YOU JIM!

 

 

 

 

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