Posts Tagged ‘Action Mesothelioma Day’

The South West Mesothelioma Support Group to host event for those affected by mesothelioma

27 Jun 2014 by under Events

Saltram House Plympton UK courtesy Plymouth Herald 100x100 The South West Mesothelioma Support Group to host event for those affected by mesotheliomaOn July 4, a special event will be held at the Saltram House in Plympton, U.K., in memory of those affected by one of the deadliest forms of cancer, . (more…)

Today is Action Mesothelioma Day in the UK

27 Feb 2009 by under Events, News, Organizations, People

There are a number of mesothelioma awareness events taking place throughout the UK today, on Action Mesothelioma Day. The commemorative event was established in 2006 by the British Lung Foundation, to raise awareness of mesothelioma and to improve the treatment and care of people affected by the disease.

To mark the establishment of the event in 2006 the British Lung Foundation delivered a Charter to the Prime Minister at Number 10 Downing Street, with more than 14,000 signatures. The Charter asks the government to support improved care and treatment of mesothelioma patients, better protection for employees, and more funding for resarch. You can sign the Charter!

In 2009, a goal of Action Mesothelioma Day is to ask the British government to establish an Asbestos Related Disease Research Centre. There is a list of Action Mesothelioma Day 2009 Events at the British Lung Foundation web site.

Of course our friend Debbie Brewer will be active in today’s events, including speaking about Alternative Treatment in Mesothelioma at an event presented by the Mick Knighton Mesothelioma Research Fund (MKMRF).

She also will join Jackie Lowe of the Roger Lowe Asbestos Mesothelioma Campaign to plant snowdrops in memory of those that have died of mesothelioma. The snowdrops will be planted at Saltram House, where last year Debbie and Jackie planted a tree to honor mesothelioma patients.

The MKMRF uses the snowdrop flower as its symbol, because it works through the depths of despair in the winter to push through the ground in spring to bloom. It represents hope and a promise for the future, and has come to be a symbol of mesothelioma awareness among groups in the UK.

Today is Mesothelioma Day 2008 in the UK

27 Feb 2008 by under Events

british lung foundation.thumbnail Today is Mesothelioma Day 2008 in the UKToday is Action Mesothelioma Day 2008 in the United Kingdom. This annual event, which started in 2006, is spearheaded by the British Lung Foundation. The Action Mesothelioma campaign is centered on the Mesothelioma Charter, which calls for better care and treatment, better protection for employees and more funding for . It was presented to 10 Downing Street on February 27, 2006, with more than 14,000 signatures to mark the launch of the first Action Mesothelioma Day. For a list of Action Mesothelioma Day events, visit the British Lung Foundation online.