UK residents affected by meso encouraged to complete online survey

30 Dec 2008 by under Events, News, Organizations, Research/Treatment

british lung foundation UK residents affected by meso encouraged to complete online surveyThe British Lung Foundation (BLF) is asking residents of the United Kingdom affected by to complete an online survey to help them gather data about the numbers of people affected by the -related cancer. They hope the data will help them lobby for new legislation to help mesothelioma victims and their families, and to secure funds for research and treatment.

According to a report in the Sheilds Gazette, Dame Helena Shovelton, chief executive of the BLF, is particularly encouraging residents of South Tyneside to participate in the survey. She said the area has been identified as one of the “top 10 hot spots for mesothelioma in the UK.”

The reserach survey is supported by the Mick Knighton Mesothelioma Reserach Fund. Readers of this site are familiar with this organization, which seeks to raise awareness about mesothelioma as well as money for research. The Gazette quotes Anne Craig, an official with the Knighton fund whose husband, David, died of mesothelioma, as saying, “I would encourage people to complete the BLF survey as soon as they can.”

Visit the BLF web site to COMPLETE THE SURVEY. It should only take about 10 minutes to complete. Or, call the BLF helpline at 08458 50 50 20.

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