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Mesothelioma Awareness Day Sheds Light on Deadly Cancer
Date:9/28/2013

city ones. In 2009, at the request of the Meso Foundation, the U.S. Senate passed a bill introduced by Sen. Patty Murray (WA) to designate September 26 as National Mesothelioma Awareness Day. In 2010, Rep. Betty McCollum (MN-4) introduced a bill in the House of Representatives. On November 29, 2010, the House declared September 26th as National Mesothelioma Awareness Day.

Mesothelioma is a malignant tumor of the lining of the lung, abdomen, or heart, and is 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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