mesothelioma loss

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 […]


A Tribute to Heather Nash

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our dear friend, Heather Nash. Heather’s husband Rod has requested that we make this announcement to our community and that we share this photograph of Heather.
Heather was a mesothelioma warrior, fighting the cancer through treatments and through activism, since 2010. She actively participated […]


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 […]


Upcoming Conferences and Events

Over the next few months, the Meso Foundation will be organizing and hosting mesothelioma conferences and events. The calendar includes mesothelioma conferences in San Francisco, Chicago, and the Washington, DC metro area, as well as Mesothelioma Awareness Day, and a Celebration of Life event for the bereaved community.
SEPTEMBER
2016 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma: San Francisco
The […]


Remembering our Dad on Father’s Day

by Aria and Bella Bendix, Rising Leaders Council, Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation. In memory of Ken Bendix, their father.
Father’s Day is a complicated day for the two of us. Every year as the third week in June approaches and the TV floods with Father’s Day commercials, or “Gifts for Dad” begin to appear in the […]