Gearing up for Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Paint the World in Mesothelioma Awareness

Paint the World in Mesothelioma AwarenessFor this year’s Mesothelioma Awareness Day on September 26, the Meso Foundation will focus its efforts on raising awareness of this aggressive cancer by leading a campaign titled “Painting the World in Mesothelioma Awareness.”

“We ask that everyone affected by mesothelioma, including mesothelioma patients and their families, those who have lost a loved one to this cancer, friends, neighbors, and acquaintances, wear blue, and in general to make sure they keep blue as the central color of their themes as they raise awareness in person and virtually,” said Maja Belamaric, the Meso Foundation’s director of communications.

“The idea is to portray visually with the color blue the concept of awareness as it widens its reach,” she added.

Mesothelioma Awareness Day, established by Meso Foundation volunteers in 2004, has been the driving force behind the movement to bring more attention and funding to this cancer.

In the last ten years, through various activities, the Meso Foundation and its volunteers have been able to obtain “National Mesothelioma Awareness Day” proclamations for September 26 by both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives; have raised over a million dollars for research, education support and advocacy; have received local government proclamations in their states and localities, and have received dozens of instances of media coverage for their stories, events, and activities.

For more information about Mesothelioma Awareness Day and to stay up to date on events as September 26 approaches, visit


5 Comments on "Gearing up for Mesothelioma Awareness Day"

  1. Jerrie Coler | July 2, 2015 at 11:46 am | Reply

    How can I help?

    • Hi, Jerrie! If you are interested in participating in Mesotheliome Awareness Day activities on September 26, please visit to see what you can do to get involved. The easiest way to contribute this year is to wear blue to show your support for the mission to cure meso and to raise awareness for this cancer! In the coming weeks, we will be releasing some blue Meso Foundation shirts, so stay tuned on our blog and social media pages for an announcement.

  2. Yvonne Hall | July 2, 2015 at 1:47 pm | Reply

    When will the blue T-shirts be available?

    • Hi, Yvonne! I’m so happy to hear you are interested in our blue shirt campaign! We are working to make some blue shirt options available as soon as possible. We will be announcing the release via our blog and social media pages, so stay tuned for an update in the coming weeks. You can also check back at, where a link to the new shirts will be added once they become available.

  3. Ginger Horton | July 7, 2015 at 3:54 pm | Reply

    Oh cool! I want a shirt too!!

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