Mesothelioma Awareness Day takes place annually on September 26. It was established in 2004 by Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation community members, and has been the driving force behind the movement to bring more attention and funding to this cancer.
What is Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma, sometimes referred to as “meso” or mesothelioma cancer, is a form of cancer only caused by asbestos, that affects the smooth lining that surrounds and protects the lungs, heart, abdomen, and testicles. The layer of tissue surrounding these organs is made up of mesothelial cells, hence the name mesothelioma.
How you can participate in Mesothelioma Awareness Day:
Paint the world in mesothelioma blue
Light the World Blue
Contact your local media and request a story about mesothelioma
Find a fundraising event in your area here.