Mesothelioma Foundation Expert Can Answer Your Questions!

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.

TO GET HELP CALL: (877) End-Meso or (877) 363-6376 or fill out the form to the right to be contacted by her.

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Welcome to the Meso Foundation

The Meso Foundation (formerly MARF) is the only non-profit organization dedicated to ending mesothelioma and the suffering caused by it, by funding research, providing education and support for patients and their families, and by advocating for federal funding of mesothelioma research.

Read the latest news on our BLOG and sign up for our e-newsletter.

Our Impact on Meso Research


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Become a part of our growing community! Get help, or help us raise awareness and deliver information.

A mesothelioma diagnosis can feel overwhelming and isolating, but you don't have to go through it alone. The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) is here to help you and support you through this diagnosis.

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Support Groups

To register and join a group, please contact Jill Zajac at or by phone at (703) 879-3819. In your email, please let Jill know your connection to the disease and the mesothelioma support group you wish to be a part of.

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Fundraising Events

To organize a fundraising event benefiting the Meso Foundation, please contact Erica Ruble at or (703) 879-3826.

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News and Events

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Upcoming Events see all events

November 28, 2015
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
12th Annual George R. Brazee Christmas Breakfast and Bazaar for Mesothelioma

February 20, 2016
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Music for Meso II in Memory of Lance S. Ruble

April 23, 2016
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Michael's Mission to Strike Out Meso

April 24, 2016
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2nd Annual 5K for Meso in honor of Bruce Wojno and memory of Thomas Amato

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Mary Jo Lawyer-Spano Act of 2015

Currently, there is no formal federal registry to keep track of mesothelioma patients, their demographics, and other important information that could help identify gaps in current mesothelioma treatment. The Mary Jo Lawyer-Spano Patient Registry Act of 2015 is meant to provide a National Mesothelioma Patient Registry.