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Faces of Mesothelioma; Meso Foundation Press Conference with Families and Patients
Date:6/24/2008

WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- With a latency period of 10-50 years, and with millions of Americans at risk for mesothelioma, an asbestos-generated cancer, the ravages of this life ending disease continue to disrupt families and lives. The Meso Foundation is hosting a press conference with leadership, members of Congress and three guest speakers who will share their poignant stories of loss due to mesothelioma.

The press conference will be held on the first day of the three-day 5th Annual International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma, sponsored by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation), an event that offers information, support and awareness to help insure the banning of asbestos and increased dollars for meso research.

Where: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

The Lexington Conference Room, Ballroom Level

400 New Jersey Avenue N.W.

Washington, DC 20001

(202) 737-1234

When: Thursday, June 26, 2008

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

What: This press conference hosted by the Meso Foundation kicks off the

first day of the three day International Symposium on Malignant

Mesothelioma. The press conference is focused on the

intergenerational impact of mesothelioma, with the three guest

speakers: 12 year old, Lexi Miletto, whose grandfather died of

meso in 2005; Taylor Stoeckler, 15 years old, whose father died of

meso in 2007; and, Julie Gundlach, a young mother who has been

diagnosed with meso.

Why: Asbestos is a known carcinogen, to which millions of Americans are

unwittingly exposed each year. The damaging effects of asbestos do

not manifest until decades after exposure -- most often occurring

as malignant mesothelioma. In the past eight years since the Meso

Foundation has begun working on getting legislation passed, each

year 3000 people have died of meso and tens of thousands have been

exposed to asbestos. This press conference highlights the

continued tragedy of meso and the desperate need for more research

funding to help all those affected by this disease.

For more information or to arrange interviews with International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma participants, please contact Chris Hahn at (805) 252-8955 or Joel Schnur at (917) 647-2249 or joel@schnurassociates.com.

Speakers will be available for photo ops and interviews.

Program overview can be found at: http://www.marf.org/Documents/Sym07V2.pdf


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