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Causes: Cancer, Cancer Research, Health

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.

Community Stories

29 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 Ashley185

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My dad was diagnosed with Mesathemioma in July 2014. This foundation helped a lot. I know my dad must talk them since he had curemeso magnet. I got involved when I decided to do my own charity event for them. My dad past away from mesothelioma 2 months ago and this nonprofit has been so supportive

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What a great source for information and support. Everyone associated with it wants to help find a cure and help you and your family.

1 Mavis N.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was diagnosed in 2009 and I have been on a long journey where the infomation on Mesothelioma is so swamped with bad news. I found MARF and although in the US and Im in the UK it was great to find other people in the same boat as myself. I found so much infomation and great to read about trials that although in the US soon came to the UK. We are all one family and we share so much.
I share the site and infomation with our Mesowarriors UK Groups on Social Media so a huge thankyou for all the hard work xx

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I cannot thank the staff at MARF enough. When my father was diagnosed with mesothelioma, we had no one to turn to at the hospital. No one was answering questions, no one was giving us resources. Then, we found MARF. My father only lived two months after his diagnosis but without the help of MARF, those two months would have been more chaotic and uncomfortable than I could ever have imagined. Thank you for being there and thank you for you support. Here is a photo of our family at our first Miles for Meso this summer, two months after my dad passed away.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!!!

6 JoAnn16

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.