Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation Inc

Rating: 4.95 stars   101 reviews

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1317 King Street Alexandria VA 22314 USA

Mission:

The mission of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) is to eradicate mesothelioma as a life-ending disease. Malignant mesothelioma is a rare cancer of the linings of the chest or abdomen. Asbestos exposure is the only known cause. The Meso Foundation solicits and rigorously reviews applications, and then awards significant grants, for research on the prevention, early detection, and treatment of mesothelioma. Through its web site and literature, its direct communications, and annual International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma, the Foundation provides patients, family members and physicians with hope, encouragement, and information. The Meso Foundation employs a full-time mesothelioma nurse practitioner to help patients navigate their treatments. In addition, the Foundation works to enhance awareness of this disease and to encourage federal funding for research.

Programs:

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (also known as the Meso Foundation) is the only 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating mesothelioma and easing the suffering caused by this cancer. It does so by focusing on four main program areas: • RESEARCH: Funding and support of the highest level of peer-reviewed mesothelioma research; • EDUCATION: Educating patients, their families, risk populations, and the public at large about mesothelioma; • SUPPORT: Providing patient support services; • ADVOCACY: Advocating Congress for increased federal funding for mesothelioma research. The Meso Foundation is the only non-government funder of peer-reviewed scientific research to establish life-saving treatments for mesothelioma. To date, the Foundation has directly awarded over $8.7 million and, through its advocacy efforts, has directed another $8.9 million to promising mesothelioma research.

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877-363-6376
www.curemeso.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Cure Meso helped me understand my second "Moms" condition. It helped me understand the complexities of this disease and helped me feel connected with others who were going through the same. It helped spread the word about Meso by ordering and wearing the "curemeso" blue braclets. More awareness needs to be made an more research needs to be done and MARF is doing just that. Forever grateful for this nonprofit!!!

 
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3 people found this review helpful

Did wonders for my friend who has now been free of the disease for 9 years. The research grants, patient and caregiver support, and wealth of information is second to none along with the small staff that keeps it's wheels oiled looking for better treatments and a cure.

 
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It keeps us all up to date on the latest information on mesothelioma.

 
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I lost my beloved husband to mesothelioma 4/10/09 and found this site after his death. I am so gratified to find people actively working to find cures, give advice and encouragement and raise funds etc. for those suffering as we did. Mesothelioma is a killer and an awful way to die. Anything that can be done to help eradicate this terrible disease and to help those suffering from it is a good thing. Please keep up the good work.

 
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Cure Meso. Org. This organization helps get information to those who are in need of medications and Who need assistance in helping others with this horrible disease

 
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When my mother was diagnosed with mesothelioma we got most of our information and guidance from MARF. My mother did not live very long after the diagnosis but I am thankful for the help we received from MARF.

 
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The meso foundation was there for my family from day one. They helped us find the best doctors we could for my father and helped us feel at ease. Many of the members have become close friends of ours. We will continue to support them and go to their fundraising events!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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I subscribed to this foundation after my beautiful Mum was diagnosed with Meso last year. It gives me hope & feels like there's a whole community of people who care out there as I read their regular social media updates. They are always extremely positive & do a great job of updating us all on trials & research from all over the world.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have a sub branch in Australia

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

My husband is a stage 4 Mesothelioma patient and this site has helped us both greatly.

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Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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My husband, John, was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma a year ago. We frantically searched for help, but it seemed there was no place to find information or support for this rare type of cancer. So when we found MARF online it was God-sent! Mary was so encouraging! She was kind with a wealth of knowledge. She added us to a survivors and caregivers support group - an ongoing blessing! We were moved from fear to hope as knowledge gained from MARF's research helped us navigate to the best possible treatment options. John had a 14 hr. surgery with the only dr. in our area having the expertise to perform it. Today John is doing very well! Only those that have walked this road know what is needed for survival. We are grateful to the MARF staff for all they do to fight this terrible disease and their mission to find a cure for mesothelioma, including grants for clinical trials.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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