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Nurse Practitioner, Mary Hesdorffer, is a mesothelioma expert and has worked with mesothelioma patients and their families for the past twelve years. Mary is available to answer your questions about mesothelioma, its symptoms and treatments as well as options available to you. This help is a free service provided by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation. We are not a law firm. Read more about the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.

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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 twelve 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.

Take a look at photos and videos from past events while we prepare for Mesothelioma Awareness Day on September 26, 2017!


In 2016, Meso Foundation volunteers and mesothelioma community members came out in force to raise awareness on Mesothelioma Awareness Day. We asked the community to wear blue to show their support, and they went above and beyond the call. We received over 100 photos (and even more were posted online) from mesothelioma patients, caregivers, family members, friends, coworkers, classmates, and more, all dressed in blue to raise awareness and show support for the Meso Foundation's mission to eradicate mesothelioma. Below, see a preview of the photos we received and follow the link to view the entire album on our Facebook page.

In addition to wearing blue, the mesothelioma community helped us raise awareness by posting on social media and sharing posts from our page with their network of friends and family. In New York, Meso Foundation volunteers gathered at Rockefeller Plaza to raise awareness at the Today Show. Throughout the country, community members hosted fundraising events to support the Meso Foundation, and many attended those fundraising events. Thank you to all who participated in Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2016!


View Photos: The Today Show and New York Regional Conference 2015 : Meso Foundation volunteers gathered at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City to raise awareness at the Today Show on Mesothelioma Awareness Day last year. 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.

Watch Meso Foundation Volunteers on the Today Show : The Today Show interviewed Erica Iacono, Meso Foundation board member, to find out more about mesothelioma and Mesothelioma Awareness Day in 2015.

View Photos: Painting the World in Mesothelioma Awareness : To raise as much awareness as possible, last year 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.