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 Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (formerly known as MARF) is the only nonprofit, charity 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.

This website can help you learn more about a mesothelioma diagnosis, as well as mesothelioma treatment. Read the latest news on our BLOG and sign up for our e-newsletter.

Our Impact Against Mesothelioma


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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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May 13, 2017
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Julia's Race to Help Cure Meso in honor of Patty Forgie

June 17, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Al Amigoni "Grand Poobah" Memorial Open Golf Scramble & Dinner

July 04, 2017
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Washington Memorial 5k Run/Walk in memory of Dick Dyhrman, Bud Hatley, and Bob Stewart

September 16, 2017
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Walk to Cure Meso

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