June 2013

“Daddy’s Little Girl”

This Sunday is Father’s Day.  A day that is so hard for many of us. The date on the calendar stares back at me, as I recall fond memories of an amazing man- my father, Lance S. Ruble.
My father was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma in August 2007. His life, our life as a family would […]

Janelle Bedel, a Meso Warrior, Brings Much-Needed Attention to Mesothelioma

A courageous meso warrior, Janelle Bedel, has been making huge strides in raising awareness of mesothelioma.
Last Thursday night, after announcing to her Facebook network that she was entering hospice care, hundreds, and at this point, thousands of Facebook users, changed their profile picture to the iconic symbol of Janelle’s fight against mesothelioma: the Wonder Woman […]

2013 Grant Cycle Has Been Opened Up to Mesothelioma Researchers

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) announced the opening of its 2013 Mesothelioma Grant Cycle to researchers across the United States and the world. Each grant is worth $100,000. To date the Meso Foundation has awarded over $8.2 million in research funds.
Researchers are invited to submit applications by visiting proposalCENTRAL’s website. There, they will find […]

Meso Foundation Receives 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities, has awarded the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) the prestigious 4-star rating for good governance, sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. The Meso Foundation is currently the only mesothelioma charity in the United States with such a rating.
Since 2002, Charity Navigator […]