Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) June 27, 2014
This year, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) has received the opportunity to staff the official water stop at Mile 19 of the New York City Marathon. The Meso Foundation is now recruiting volunteers interested in working on marathon day, on Sunday, November 2, between the hours of 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM.
Due to planning and security concerns, all interested volunteers must register online by July 31, 2014. No walk-ins are allowed.
The New York City Marathon is an event featuring over 50,000 runners and over 2 million spectators.
The registration process is outlined on Meso Foundation’s blog. Any questions about volunteering at the New York City Marathon can be directed to dpurcell(at)curemeso(dot)org.
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) nonprofit 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.