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									Five Weitz & Luxenberg Asbestos Lawyers Accustomed to Court...

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 The kinds of battles asbestos attorneys at Weitz & Luxenberg are accustomed to winning
ordinarily take place in the courtroom, but, on Feb.12, a quintet of asbestos litigators will try their
collective hand at winning a different kind of contest – an 8-kilometer charity run that is a part of
a fundraising event whose goal is curing                                              mesotheliom
a                                                                                       , Weitz &
Luxenberg co-founder Arthur Luxenberg today announced.




The 8k run will take place in Boca Raton, Fla., and is being organized by Larry Davis, a mesot
 helioma survivor
and a prominent advocate of asbestos awareness. The race is part of the Miles for Meso
fundraiser, which will raise money for mesothelioma research.




 “We are honored to take part in sponsoring the Miles for Meso event,” said Luxenberg.
“Promoting mesothelioma research is a huge priority. There are so many promising
advancements in the field, but very little funding to support them. We want Weitz &
 Luxenberg                                                                             to be a
part of the push that will find a cure for mesothelioma.”




Money raised by the Miles for Meso event will benefit the Mesothelioma Applied Research
Foundation. MARF is an organization committed to funding research that seeks to cure
mesothelioma, a deadly cancer caused by exposure to asbestos .




Luxenberg said that the firm, a platinum sponsor of the event, will make a direct donation to
MARF.




In addition, Weitz & Luxenberg will sponsor five attorneys who will represent the firm at a
mesothelioma research symposium taking place the day before the race and then run in the
main event the next morning.




Len Feldman, who heads Weitz & Luxenberg's asbestos practice in Pennsylvania and New
Jersey, will participate in the 8k, along with Daniel Blouin and Samuel Meirowitz, mesothelioma
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the firm's New York office.




Cindy Saxey, an attorney in Weitz & Luxenberg's Los Angeles office, will also run in the 8k,
while Kevin Mulderig, an asbestos lawyer in the New Jersey office, himself a veteran exposed
to asbestos, will participate in the two-mile benefit walk.




An experienced associate in Weitz & Luxenberg’s asbestos litigation unit who also runs a
sub-5:00 minute mile, Blouin explained the significance of the race to his firm. “This race is
about coming out and supporting the pillars of this vibrant community,” said Blouin. “The
survivors, the families, the doctors – these people bring an amazing amount of energy to
everything they do. Contributing to their labors is an honor.”




Race organizer Larry Davis, who in addition to his work with fundraising is a longtime member
of the South Florida running community, joined forces with Weitz & Luxenberg this fall in a
partnership to spread awareness about mesothelioma and raise money to help cure it.




Luxenberg said of Davis, “Larry is an amazing ally for our firm, and I am honored to support his
event. His voice has given so many people hope. It’s not just about raising money for research
grants; Larry changes the way people think. With Larry there is never even the slightest thought
of giving up – his boundless energy is always channeled into a positive, proactive search for a
cure.”




A symposium the evening before the race will feature several prominent speakers involved in
mesothelioma research, including Kathy Wiedemer, MARF’s CEO, and Linda Reinstein,
president and CEO of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, a nonprofit in Los
Angeles whose goal is the elimination of commercial asbestos use.




Several physicians who are leaders in the field of mesothelioma treatment will not only speak at
the symposium but run in the 8k race. Participating will be Dr. H. Richard Alexander, associate
chairman for clinical research at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center; Dr.
Raja Flores, chief of thoracic surgery at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City; and
Dr. Dipnarine Maharaj of the South Florida Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant Institute.




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The race, schedule to start at 7:30 Sunday morning, will be hosted by the Runner’s Edge
foundation, a nonprofit organization in Boca Raton dedicated to promoting physical fitness for
people across all age groups. The nearly five mile course runs through Spanish River Park
between Boca Raton’s Intracoastal waters and the Atlantic coast.




While Weitz & Luxenberg’s attorneys and other members of the research community will
participate in the event mostly to raise money and awareness, several elite cross country
professionals are expected to attend as well.




About Weitz & Luxenberg




Founded in 1986 by attorneys Perry Weitz and Arthur Luxenberg, Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C.,
today ranks among the nation’s leading law firms. Weitz & Luxenberg’s numerous litigation
areas include: mesothelioma, defective medicine and devices, environmental pollutants,
accidents, personal injury, and medical malpractice. Victims of accidents are invited to rely on
Weitz & Luxenberg’s more than 20 years of handling such cases – begin by contacting the
firm’s Client Relations department at 1-800-476-6070 or at clientrelations(at)weitzlux(dot)com
and ask for a free legal consultation. More information: http://www.weitzlux.com




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