A pioneer, friend and fellow activist in the fight against Mesothelioma
Wellesley, MA (July 3, 2012): We are saddened to learn about the passing of Larry Davis, a pioneer, friend and fellow activist in the fight against mesothelioma. The members of the Sokolove Law team have known Larry and his family for many years as an original and long-time supporter of Miles for Meso, the annual road race that promotes awareness about the dangers of asbestos while also raising money for the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.
Since Larry’s mesothelioma diagnosis, he has become a national advocate for the banning of asbestos as well as a supporter of numerous mesothelioma foundations. During the 2012 Miles for Meso Race in South Florida, Larry told us that he felt the events were important because of their ability to spread awareness to people who otherwise would likely know little to nothing about asbestos and mesothelioma.
So few people have an awareness that asbestos is a very dangerous carcinogenic, he said. We bring awareness to that fact.
Since launching in 2009, there have been various Miles for Meso events around the country, resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars raised to fund mesothelioma research.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to Larry’s family. He was a great man who brought the Mesothelioma Community together around the country year in and year out in order to raise awareness of asbestos health dangers, said Jim Sokolove, Founder of Sokolove Law. We will honor Larry’s memory and tremendous community efforts by remaining committed to supporting the cause for which he was so passionate about.
Like many other mesothelioma victims, Larry was diagnosed with the disease and told he had six months to live. He was offered chemotherapy and radiation as part of the traditional approach to mesothelioma treatment.
However, Larry, ever the fighter, went another route, working with doctors that offered a more holistic approach to his treatment. Larry, an avid marathoner, continued to run and maintain a positive attitude, drinking healthy organic vitamin blends to aid in his treatment. Later, he underwent a progressive tumor removal surgery and had several follow-ups.
Despite his battle with this disease, Larry continued his awareness efforts and was recognized last year at the International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma, where he received the Volunteer of the Year Award.
Sokolove Law is fortunate to have known Larry and we thank his daughter Courtney and the rest of the Davis family for sharing his story and impacting countless other lives around the country, said Ricky LeBlanc, Managing Attorney, Asbestos, Sokolove Law, who runs in the Florida Miles for Meso event every year. He will be sorely missed.
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