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Global Asbestos Awareness Week addresses asbestos exposure around the world

1 Apr 2015 by under Events, Organizations

Global Asbestos Awareness Week 100x100 Global Asbestos Awareness Week addresses asbestos exposure around the worldThe Asbestos Disease Organization (), the largest independent asbestos victims’ organization in the U.S., has announced the beginning of Global Asbestos Awareness Week 2015, lasting from April 1-7. (more…)


National Mesothelioma Awareness Day is September 26

22 Sep 2014 by under Events, News, Organizations, Research/Treatment

MARF logo square National Mesothelioma Awareness Day is September 26On Friday, Sept. 26, National will shed light around the nation on a dangerous form of cancer. Established in 2004, this awareness day, established and promoted by the Mesothelioma Applied Foundation (Meso Foundation), has been the driving force behind the movement to bring attention and funding to mesothelioma research. In the past ten years, National Mesothelioma Awareness Day has raised nearly $1 million, received numerous local, state, and national government proclamations, and been the focus of dozens of media stories. Volunteers around the country unite to spread their message about mesothelioma through events and activities on this day every year. (more…)


Significant progress in mesothelioma clinical trials indicates a bright future ahead

21 Aug 2014 by under Organizations, Research/Treatment

MARF logo square Significant progress in mesothelioma clinical trials indicates a bright future aheadMary Hesdorffer,  executive director of the (Meso Foundation), spoke during the organization’s July 2014 board meeting about the advances in clinical trials for mesothelioma patients, which is allowing them to aid mesothelioma patients more effectively. Ms. Hesdorffer is a nurse practitioner with more than 16 years of experience in mesothelioma treatment. (more…)


Asbestos Cancer Victims Rights Campaign warns asbestos dangers lurk in the sweet summertime

7 Aug 2014 by under News, Organizations

ACVRC Summers Silent Threat image 100x100 Asbestos Cancer Victims Rights Campaign warns asbestos dangers lurk in the sweet summertimeFor most people, summertime is a time to relax and enjoy some downtime with family and friends. Summer also offers an opportunity to tackle projects around the house, explore the great outdoors, search out a bargain or create a lovely landscape. However, the folks at the Victims Rights Campaign (ACVRC) warn many of these activities may hide a hidden danger – asbestos. (more…)


FACT Act now before U.S. Senate – Please speak out to oppose this legislation!

23 May 2014 by under Legal, News, Organizations

senatelogo 100x100 FACT Act now before U.S. Senate   Please speak out to oppose this legislation!In November 2013, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that victims and their supporters say will provide protection for manufacturers, while preventing victims from obtaining justice while in fact violating their rights to privacy. Now that legislation is before the U.S. Senate. Please act now to speak out in opposition of the so-called . (more…)


Meso Foundation launches peer-to-peer support group for mesothelioma patients, caregivers

1 May 2014 by under News, Organizations

MARF logo square Meso Foundation launches peer to peer support group for mesothelioma patients, caregiversThe (Meso Foundation) has launched a new support group aimed at providing mesothelioma victims and their families and/or caregivers a way to easily connect with others who are also struggling with the asbestos-caused cancer. Called Meso-Connect, the program is available to people at all stages of the disease, and provides opportunities both for those who need help and those who feel they would like to help others. (more…)


Meso Foundation announces 2013 research award grants

5 Feb 2014 by under News, Organizations, Research/Treatment

MARF logo square Meso Foundation announces 2013 research award grantsThe Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) this week announced the 2013 recipients of mesothelioma research grant money totaling $500,000. Five projects were selected for funding. Each will receive $100,000. The Foundation has contributed $8.7 million in funding for mesothelioma research since the program began. (more…)


Meso Foundation raising funds using social media channels

3 Dec 2013 by under Events, News, Organizations, Research/Treatment

peace joy cure campaign 235x300 Meso Foundation raising funds using social media channelsThe () has launched a unique fund-raising campaign using social media. The “Peace. Joy. CURE.” campaign began Nov. 25 and will run through Dec. 31. A long-time donor will match every dollar donated through the online drive, up to $10,000.

Donors can visit the donation page of the 2013 Meso Foundation Challenge directly through a link on the Meso Foundation website at www.curemeso.org or by visiting the Meso Foundation Facebook page, www.facebook.com/curemeso; or Twitter, @curemeso.

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos that affects approximately 3,500 people each year. It most commonly affects the lining of the lungs (pleural mesothelioma) or abdomen (peritoneal mesothelioma). It can also sometimes affect the lining of the heart (pericardial mesothelioma). There is no known cure for mesothelioma.

The Meso Foundation is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to ending meso, primarily by providing funding for research. To date, the Foundation has funded $8.2 million in mesothelioma research. The Meso Foundation also provides a strong support network for “meso warriors” – those battling mesothelioma – and their families and caregivers, as well as spearheading education and advocacy efforts.

More than 600 people are helped each month by the Meso Foundation, and 81 cents of every dollar given to the Foundation goes directly to programs.

For more information or to donate, visit www.curemeso.org, email info@curemeso.org, or call 877-363-6376.


Mesothelioma victims die while investment conglomerate drags its feet in pursuit of profit

10 Oct 2013 by under Legal, News, Organizations, People

Berkshire Hathaway 100x100 Mesothelioma victims die while investment conglomerate drags its feet in pursuit of profitThere are allegations of “” swirling around multinational conglomerate holding company Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Lawyers representing both asbestos victims and manufacturers say two of the company’s subsidiaries – National Indemnity Co. and Resolute Management Inc. – which are supposed to handle asbestos and pollution insurance policies, are purposely delaying paying claims in order to benefit Berkshire’s bottom line. (more…)


Libby, Montana, still waiting on EPA risk assessment of asbestos Superfund site

19 Aug 2013 by under Events, News, Organizations

asbestos warning 100x100 Libby, Montana, still waiting on EPA risk assessment of asbestos Superfund siteDespite initial promises to deliver its Human Health Risk Assessment of the Libby, Mont., asbestos Superfund cleanup site in 2005, last week representatives of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency () said the final report would not be ready until late 2014. Residents of Libby have been struggling for more than a decade to recover from massive amphibole asbestos contamination that likely caused the deaths and serious illnesses of hundreds of residents. (more…)