State of Virginia Passes and Signs Permanent Proclamation of Mesothelioma Awareness Day

State of Virginia Passes and Signs Permanent Proclamation of Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Alexandria : VA : USA | May 01, 2012 at 6:26 AM PDT
Source: PRWeb
Views: Pending" title="Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation">Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) announced Monday that the State of Virginia is the eleventh state to pass a permanent proclamation marking every September 26 ‘mesothelioma awareness day’.

Robena Reid, a tireless mesothelioma advocate and ambassador who lost her mother to mesothelioma, worked closely with her state delegate, Mark Sickles (D-Franconia), to introduce the proclamation (HJ120) into the Virginia legislature. The Meso Foundation is the leading 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 and increased awareness. The Foundation is the only organization that funds peer-reviewed research solely for mesothelioma to help find effective treatment options and a cure for the 3,000 Americans diagnosed each year.

The Meso Foundation is also the host and organizer of the annual Symposium, a two day conference for the entire mesothelioma community, including patients, medical experts, researchers and advocates. This year the conference takes place on July 12-13 in Washington, DC.

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