Guest Blogs

A Tribute to Tara DeAugustinis

We are deeply saddened by Tara DeAugustinis’ passing. Tara and her husband Rich have become symbols of strength in the mesothelioma community, as they shared their story with the world. Through regular updates beginning with Tara’s diagnosis in early 2016, they informed us of their joys and successes, setbacks and heartbreaks. They taught us that […]


Facing Mesothelioma One Journal Entry at a Time: Part Eleven

Tara DeAugustinis has been battling pleural mesothelioma since diagnosed in early 2016 at the age of 45. She and her husband, Rich, have maintained a personal website documenting her journey with the disease via journal entries, and they have decided to share their story with the mesothelioma community. To read part ten of this story, […]


Facing Mesothelioma One Journal Entry at a Time: Part Ten

Tara DeAugustinis has been battling pleural mesothelioma since diagnosed in early 2016 at the age of 45. She and her husband, Rich, have maintained a personal website documenting her journey with the disease via journal entries, and they have decided to share their story with the mesothelioma community. To read part nine of this story, […]


Facing Mesothelioma One Journal Entry at a Time: Part Nine

Tara DeAugustinis has been battling pleural mesothelioma since diagnosed in early 2016 at the age of 45. She and her husband, Rich, have maintained a personal website documenting her journey with the disease via journal entries, and they have decided to share their story with the mesothelioma community. To read part eight of this story, […]


An Interview with Bonnie Anderson on the Importance of Mesothelioma Research

Diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2002, Bonnie Anderson is a 15-year warrior. Throughout this time, she and her husband, John, have been ardent supporters of the Meso Foundation and have established themselves as leading advocates within the mesothelioma community. Through the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation’s peer-review research grant program, they personally funded two research studies:

Exploiting Nf2/Merlin […]