This fundraising program features four distinct Giving Circles offering different ways for constituents to participate in the fight against mesothelioma.
Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) May 31, 2014
The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation), the only non-governmental funder of peer-reviewed mesothelioma research, and the only charity providing patient services, education and advocacy, established a new fundraising program to generate necessary funds for the organization. This fundraising program features four distinct Giving Circles offering different ways for constituents to participate in the fight against mesothelioma.
The four Giving Circles are currently structured as follows:
- The Blue Ribbon Council provides an avenue for individuals who have lost loved ones to mesothelioma to come together for support.
- The Warrior Council offers mesothelioma patients, their family members, and caregivers a safe haven where they can lean on and learn from each other while battling this disease.
- The Rising Leaders Council is a community for up-and-coming fundraisers and advocates to raise funds and awareness for the organization.
- The Meso Professionals Council offers a place for professionals working in the mesothelioma field to demonstrate their commitment to the Foundation and the individuals it serves.
More information about each circle is available on the Meso Foundation’s website at http://www.curemeso.org/givingcircles.
Mesothelioma is a malignant tumor of the lining of the lung, abdomen, or heart known to be caused by exposure to asbestos. Medical experts consider it one of the most aggressive and deadly of all cancers. An estimated one-third of those who develop mesothelioma were exposed while serving in the Navy or working in shipyards.
ABOUT THE MESOTHELIOMA APPLIED RESEARCH FOUNDATION
The Meso Foundation is the only 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating mesothelioma and easing the suffering caused by this cancer. The Meso Foundation actively seeks philanthropic support to fund peer-reviewed mesothelioma research; provide patient support services and education; and advocate Congress for increased federal funding for mesothelioma research. The Meso Foundation is the only non-government funder of peer reviewed scientific research to establish effective treatments for mesothelioma and, ultimately, a cure for this extremely aggressive cancer. To date, the Foundation has awarded over $8.7 million to research. More information is available at http://www.curemeso.org.