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Charity Navigator Awards the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation with 4-Star Rating
Date:5/31/2013

Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) May 31, 2013

Charity Navigator, America's largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities, has awarded the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) the prestigious 4-star rating for good governance, sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. The Meso Foundation is currently the only mesothelioma charity in the United States with such a rating.

Since 2002, using data-driven analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added a second dimension of Accountability and Transparency (A&T) to its rating methodology, and now reviews 17 governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, providing information on its web site for each of the charities it evaluates. The A&T metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities have “best practices” that minimize the chance of unethical activities and whether they freely share basic information about their organization with their donors and other stakeholders.

“In the field of mesothelioma, it is sometimes difficult to ascertain which organizations are actual charities and which ones merely serve the purpose of marketing legal services,” said Mary Hesdorffer, NP, the executive director of the Meso Foundation. “Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters that we take our fiduciary and governance responsibilities very seriously and that we are an ethical charity working hard to fulfill its mission to find a cure for mesothelioma and end the suffering caused by it.”

The Meso Foundation’s coveted 4-star rating puts it in a very select group of high-performing charities,” according to Ken Berger, President and CEO, Charity Navigator. “Out of the thousands of nonprofits Charity Navigator evaluates, only one out of four earns 4 stars -- a rating that, now, with our new Accountability and Transparency metrics, demands even greater rigor, responsibility and commitment to openness. The Meso Foundation’s supporters should feel much more confident that their hard-earned dollars are being used efficiently and responsibly when it acquires such a high rating.”

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on http://www.charitynavigator.org.

Mesothelioma is a malignant tumor of the lining of the lung, abdomen, or heart known to be caused by exposure to asbestos. Medical experts consider it one of the most aggressive and deadly of all cancers. Approximately 3,000 Americans are diagnosed with mesothelioma every year and an estimated one-third were exposed while serving in the Navy or working in Navy shipyards.

ABOUT THE MESOTHELIOMA APPLIED RESEARCH FOUNDATION

The Meso Foundation is the only 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating mesothelioma and easing the suffering caused by it. The Meso Foundation actively seeks philanthropic support to fund peer-reviewed mesothelioma research; provide patient support services and education; and advocate Congress for increased federal funding for mesothelioma research. The Meso Foundation is the only non-government funder of peer reviewed scientific research to establish more effective treatments for mesothelioma and, ultimately, a cure for this rare, but extremely aggressive, cancer. To date, the Foundation has awarded over $8.2 million to research.

More information is available at http://www.curemeso.org.

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