Mesothelioma Awareness Day | Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
Mesothelioma Awareness Day, established by Meso Foundation volunteers in 2004, has been the driving force behind the movement to bring more attention and funding to this cancer.
In the last eleven years, through various activities, the Meso Foundation and its volunteers have been able to obtain "National Mesothelioma Awareness Day" proclamations by both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives, have raised nearly a million dollars, have received local government proclamations in their states and localities, and have received dozens of instances of media coverage for their stories, events, and activities.
Thank you for helping us continue this trend on September 26, 2015!
Meso Foundation volunteers gathered at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City to raise awareness at the Today Show on Mesothelioma Awareness Day. The Meso Foundation also hosted its New York Regional Conference on Malignant Mesothelioma at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where local and regional area experts gathered to discuss a variety of topics related to mesothelioma. Click here to view all of the photos.
The Today Show interviewed Erica Iacono, Meso Foundation board member, to find out more about mesothelioma and Mesothelioma Awareness Day.
To raise as much awareness as possible, we asked everyone affected by this cancer, including mesothelioma patients and their families, those who have lost loved ones to mesothelioma, friends, neighbors, and acquaintances, to wear blue. The idea was to portray visually with the color blue the concept of mesothelioma awareness as it widens its reach. Click here to view all of the photos.
PLAN AHEAD FOR MESOTHELIOMA AWARENESS DAY 2016
• Organize a fundraising event to mark Meso Awareness Day. Contact Erica Ruble at firstname.lastname@example.org for event planning information.
• Get blue for mesothelioma. Browse the Meso Foundation Store for a variety of awareness-raising products.
• Contact your local media (newspapers, radio) to let them know about Meso Awareness Day. Ask them to do a story on you/your family and/or ask them to cover your event. Click here to learn more about contacting local media.
To obtain Meso Awareness Day graphics for your event t-shirts or other materials, contact Maja Belamaric at email@example.com or 703-879-3822.