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Mesothelioma is a disease that affects more than three thousand new Americans each year. Mesothelioma is a malignant tumor that attacks the linings of the lungs and other tissues in the body. The disease is caused by exposure to asbestos. Asbestos was a building material that was common in the workplace for many years until it was found to be dangerous. Today, millions of Americans, including you, are still exposed to asbestos products that remain in buildings throughout the country. Unfortunately, many people only have a vague idea of what mesothelioma is and what they could do to help.
That's why there is a Mesothelioma Awareness Day. September 26, has been recognized as Meso Awareness Day since 2004. You can do your part by organizing a local Meso Awareness Day event.
A great deal of money is needed to support research to find a cure for mesothelioma. You can participate in Meso Awareness Day by organizing a charity auction to raise money in support of Mesothelioma research. Visit local businesses and ask them to contribute products for your auction. Make sure to educate the donors on the dangers of exposure to the asbestos materials that still remain in many buildings including their homes and schools. You will find that most businesses will gladly contribute to a good cause. After you collect a lot of good stuff to auction off, you will need to advertise your event.
Visit your local newspapers and radio stations and ask them to donate some advertising space and time to promote your Meso Awareness Day event. This publicity will go a long way in ensuring a fun and successful fundraising event.
When it comes to participating in Meso Awareness Day events, you are limited only by your imagination.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|