Articles by Meso Foundation

Last Stop on the Symposium Tour: Chicago!

On Friday, October 7, the Meso Foundation and the mesothelioma community will gather for the last time in 2016 for a one-day conference in Chicago, Illinois. Following conferences in Houston and San Francisco, the Meso Foundation’s 2016 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma will conclude with its final stop in Chicago.
The conference in Chicago will be […]


10 Years of Dedication: Thank you, Maja!

This year, we are celebrating Maja Belamaric, Director of Communications, who has been working with the Meso Foundation for 10 years!
Since joining the Meso Foundation team in 2006, Maja has become our resident communications guru. Her role at the Foundation encompasses the management and development of all aspects of the organization’s communications online and offline. […]


Learning to be Healthy with Cancer

by Marcia Schekel
A diagnosis … mesothelioma … a punch to the gut … frozen with fear.
Mine was April 2014: surgical biopsy, pleural mesothelioma (epithelioid), inoperable, stage 4.
What is this strange disease? I ‘google’ meso, lawyers call. Arghhh. Somehow I contact the Meso Foundation, Mary calls. I know I am connected with others with meso. I […]


2016 ‘Above and Beyond’ Award Recipients Announced

The Meso Foundation is honored to announce the recipients of its 2016 Above and Beyond Award (formerly known as the Volunteer of the Year Award). Missy Bowles of Eleanor, West Virginia, and Mark Wells of Mechanicville, New York, have been selected as the recipients of this award, which is presented to community members of the […]


Meso Foundation Receives 4-Star Charity Navigator Rating

Charity Navigator has awarded the Meso Foundation its highest rating, reserved for organizations that exceed industry standards and outperform most charities in their cause. Charity Navigator is the nation’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities with the mission to guide intelligent giving.
The Meso Foundation is the only mesothelioma charity to receive a 4-star rating. The […]