fundraising event

Diana Stewart, Patricia Dyhrman, Pat Hatley to Receive Above and Beyond Award

Diana Stewart, Patricia Dyhrman, and Pat Hatley, from Puyallup, Washington, are this year’s recipients of the Klaus Brauch Above and Beyond Award. This award honors community members who have contributed time and resources to advance the mission of the Meso Foundation. These three incredible women have gone above and beyond in their quest to help […]


Longest-Running Fundraiser Spreads Holiday Joy for 13 Years in a Row

For the last 13 years, Joyce Mancini has been hosting her annual Christmas Breakfast & Bazaar in Tewksbury, Massachusetts to benefit the Meso Foundation.
Joyce’s event is held in memory of her father, George R. Brazee, who passed away after battling mesothelioma. Joyce first decided to host an event in 2004, and she had her father’s […]


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 […]


Community, Friendship Through Fundraising For Mesothelioma

Throughout February, we posted blogs about how to host your own fundraising event, the importance of event sponsors, and how to sustain your audience. We’re continuing this series of fundraising posts with a blog by Jill Waite, a Fundraise for Meso event planner, on how fundraising has impacted her life:
Five years ago, I was determined […]


Sustaining Your Fundraising Event Audience

by Missy Bowles, Fundraise for Meso Event Planner
I started RODs Benefit for Meso a year after I lost my daddy to peritoneal mesothelioma. It started out as a way to keep his memory alive but has since evolved as a way to help others in the mesothelioma community and give back to the Mesothelioma Applied […]