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Foundation Mobilizes Volunteers to Raise Awareness of Mesothelioma
Date:8/30/2013

Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) August 30, 2013

On September 26th, mesothelioma patients, family members, caregivers, bereaved, volunteers, and other advocates will join the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) in recognizing Mesothelioma Awareness Day.

The Meso Foundation expects that at least 14 events will take place in the two weeks surrounding September 26th. A list of 2013 events is available on the Meso Foundation’s website. Those unable to organize or attend events are encouraged to participate in a variety of other ways including raising awareness by requesting official proclamations of Mesothelioma Awareness Day on behalf of their cities and states; requesting that a flag be flown over Capitol Hill in honor or memory of their loved ones with mesothelioma; speaking to local media about covering mesothelioma; and sharing Meso Foundation’s content on various social media networks like Facebook.

This year, the Foundation will also host a briefing on Capitol Hill to educate legislators about the devastating effects of mesothelioma and how they can help save lives by funding medical research.

This day, started in 2004, has been steadily gaining prominence. According to the Meso Foundation, last year more than 2,000 people attended 15 fundraising and awareness events and raised over $120,000 for mesothelioma research, education, patient services, and advocacy.

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