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Raised for Mesothelioma Research Since 2018

Our Mission

The Mesothelioma Race for Justice 5K was founded as an integral piece of Vogelzang Law’s large-scale commitment to fueling cancer research.

What initially started off as a one-time summer event has since been transformed into an annual occurrence as a direct result of overwhelming support from the mesothelioma community. Our team at Vogelzang Law has been so inspired and appreciative of all of our participants, sponsors, and volunteers; we intend to continue to draw awareness to the unique and difficult circumstances of those affected by mesothelioma. 

This year’s race will be hosted in-person and virtually so that all of our participants from across the country and globe can join us!  The in-person race will take place on Saturday, September 2nd, 2023 at Shelter A of the Lake County Forest Preserve Half Day Location in Vernon Hills, IL. Virtual participants have September 1st through September 26, 2023 (Mesothelioma Awareness Day) to complete their remote race.

Early Bird Registration opens on March 15, 2023 | General Registration opens on April 2, 2023

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Benefiting Charity

The Meso Foundation is the nation’s leading mesothelioma non-profit charity organization dedicated to funding mesothelioma research in the United States. As the only 501(c)3 non-profit charity organization focused on funding mesothelioma research and finding a cure, the Meso Foundation provides life-changing support to families across the United States. The foundation’s research grant program funds crucial new studies that lead to the development of improved treatment methods and educational tools provided by the group help shepherd families through the difficult fight against mesothelioma.

Vogelzang Law is proud to partner with the Meso Foundation in its mission to build a better future for individuals and families affected by mesothelioma. Funds raised at the Mesothelioma Race for Justice go directly to the Meso Foundation’s crucial efforts toward curing this disease. Together, we can help countless families find hope in the fight for a cure.

In 2022, we raised over $16,450 for the Meso Foundation!
Watch the 2022 recap below.

In 2021, we raised over $12,370 for the Meso Foundation!
Watch the 2021 recap below.

2022 Sponsors

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Cash Donations

DJ Sponsor

In-Kind & Raffle Prize Donors