October 2, 2017
The Mesothelioma Research Foundation of America would like to congratulate and thank the Southern California Pipetrades District Council 16 for organizing a fantastic event to help find a cure for mesothelioma. This year’s DC16 Aim to Cure Mesothelioma event was held at the Moore ‘N Moore Sporting Clays facility in San Fernando, CA and was successful in generating approximately $35,000 for mesothelioma research! Representing the Foundation were Founding Board Members Jim Kellogg and Jerry Neil Paul, Executive Director, Elizabeth Ann Paul, Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee Dr. Parkash Gill, Assistant Executive Director Shane Rucker. As always, 100% of the money generated at the event will go directly to mesothelioma research to support research and clinical trials for better treatment options with the mission and hope for an eventual cure.
After a beautiful day in the Angeles National Forest, the event’s supporters gathered for a barbeque lunch and the always popular raffle of prizes. Before giving away some amazing prizes, sponsors and supporters learned where their hard earned money was going and how it was being used to fight this terrible disease. Speaking at the event on behalf of the Foundation were Executive Director, Elizabeth Ann Paul, Board Member, Jerry Neil Paul, and Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee Dr. Parkash Gill. After thanking John Ferruccio and Mike Layton for organizing another fantastic event, as well as everyone in attendance, Elizabeth and Jerry Paul spoke about the roots of the Foundation and the massive efforts taken in developing new drugs for the treatment of mesothelioma. They then introduced Dr. Parkash Gill who spoke about the development of EPH-B4 and it being a direct result of the support seen at events such as the DC 16 clayshoot and golf invitational. Dr. Gill also reported the promise that EPH-B4 has continued to show in the FDA Clinical Trials conducted at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. This was fantastic news that was met with applause and hope for future treatment options.
The Foundation would like to personally thank all of those who organized and supported this year’s events. Without the support and organizing skills of people such as DC 16 Business Manager Mike Layton, DC 16 Director of Organizing John Ferruccio and Retired International Pipetrades Representative Jim Kellogg these types of events would not be possible.
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND DEDICATION!!!