For 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 this awful cancer, including mesothelioma patients and their families, those who have lost a loved one to this cancer, friends, neighbors, and acquaintances, wear blue t-shirts, 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 curemeso.org/awareness.