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The Gori Law Firm Raises $20,000 For Mesothelioma Cancer Research

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. Oct. 22, 2018...Edwardsville-based law firm, The Gori Law Firm partnered with Global Brew Tap House once again to co-host Oktoberfest in Edwardsville City Park. Today, they announced that the event raised $20,000 for Mesothelioma research. Proceeds from this event will be donated to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF). $1,500 of the total money raised was donated by Global Brew from beer sales at Oktoberfest. The remaining funds were raised from sponsorships, a raffle for a trip to Germany and various other activities at the event that took place on Sept. 29.

MARF is a non-profit, charity organization dedicated to supporting families and victims of Mesothelioma through education, advocacy and research. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that affects mesothelial cells, a smooth membrane lining the chest, heart, lungs and abdomen. The most common cause of Mesothelioma in the United States is asbestos.

"Planning this community-wide event is always a rewarding experience. It was a beautiful day at City Park, and we loved seeing so many area residents and guests come out to help us in supporting the fight against Mesothelioma," commented Randy Gori, founding partner at The Gori Law Firm "Every year, more and more people join us to help spread awareness for this important cause and we are so appreciative of everyone's efforts and support."

Companies throughout the region signed on as event sponsors. This year's sponsors included Lanier Law Firm as the Black Forest Sponsor; Hurford Architects, Pohlman USA Court Reporting and Litigation and Kurowski Shultz, LLC as Brandenburg Gate Sponsors; Town & Country Bank, First Mid Illinois Bank and Trust, Cork Tree Creative and Lucco Brown Threlkeld & Dawson, LLP as Rhine River Sponsors; and Hobson & Bradley, Spencer Gear, Ronald G. Tays Law Office and Bella Milano as Prost Sponsors.

About The Gori Law Firm

The Gori Law Firm was formed in 2008 by Randy Gori and Barry Julian and since has recovered more than $3 billion in compensation for those suffering as a result of asbestos exposure. Serving clients throughout the United States, the firm has offices in Edwardsville, Ill., St. Louis, Alton, New York, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Washington, D.C. and Orlando. Although the attorneys at The Gori Law Firm concentrate on asbestos-related injuries, they also handle catastrophic injury cases, pharmaceutical and medical device litigation and occupational disease injury matters. For more information on the areas of law practiced by the attorneys at The Gori Law Firm, or to contact an attorney at the firm, visit or call toll free at 888-362-6890.

Oktoberfest 2018 Sponsorship Packet



The Gori Law Firm Collecting Toys For Tots Campaign Through December 16, 2015

We will be collecting donations of unwrapped toys for the local Toys for Tots campaign now through December 16. Toys will be donated and distributed by Toys for Tots to children and families to help make those less fortunate have a brighter holiday season. Please bring your unwrapped toy donations to our office at 156 N. Main Street. Contact us with any questions. Thank you and happy holidays!

Toys For Tots

Blood Donation Event Information:

The Gori Law Firm wants you to join them in giving a meaningful gift this holiday season.

Give the gift of life by donating blood at our upcoming American Red Cross Blood Drive.

Fri., Dec. 4
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Red Cross Bloodmobile
156 North Main Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025

To schedule an appointment go to the Red Cross website and enter sponsor code: GoriJAssociates. Please bring a valid photo ID.

Give something that means something this holiday season. Schedule your appointment today.

Red Cross


Proceeds Benefit Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation

August 26, 2015 (Edwardsville, Illinois) - On September 19, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., The Gori Law Firm will join Global Brew Tap House in hosting Edwardsville Oktoberfest. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be used to support Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.

"We are excited to co-host this year's Oktoberfest with Global Brew as a way to help raise funds and awareness for continued research and advocacy for those suffering from mesothelioma. A portion of sales during the event will benefit the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation to help them continue their mission to support the families and victims impacted by this disease. We encourage everyone in the community to come out and support this great cause and celebrate beer and Oktoberfest," said Randy Gori of The Gori Law Firm

The event will feature:

Beer trailers featuring 10 German-style beers will be available, as well as six craft beer selections. Breweries include:

  • Paulaner
  • Hofbraü
  • Urban Chestnut
  • Schlafly
  • Great Lakes
  • Civil Life
  • California Cider Company

Local food from:

Live music throughout the day:

  • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Larry Haller - traditional Bavarian tunes
  • 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.: ÜberCool - traditional Bavarian songs with an exciting German rock/pop twist

Other fun stuff:

  • Onsite raffle to win a seven-day trip for two to Germany with brewery tours- sponsored by The Gori Law Firm of Edwardsville
  • Photo booth with Oktoberfest-themed props to help capture memories at the event

"The Global Brew Oktoberfest brings some of our favorite festival elements together but with a traditional German flair — great beer, live music, wonderful food — all for a great cause," said Laura High, co-owner of Global Brew.

There is no cost to attend Oktoberfest and attendees do not have to be 21 to enter the park; however, those who wish to purchase beer must be 21. Wine will be available for purchase. There is no outside food or alcoholic beverages permitted in the park. Only leashed dogs are allowed. The Edwardsville Police Department will be onsite collecting fake IDs.

The Edwardsville City Park is located at Route 159, across from Global Brew Edwardsville (112 S. Buchanan, Edwardsville, Illinois). More information can be found at


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