Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014
On August 21, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) released its 2013 Annual Report, featuring the organization’s audited financial information, as well as details about its 2013 programs.
According to the report, in 2013, the Meso Foundation spent 86 cents on every dollar on programs versus 14 cents on fundraising and administration.
“The Meso Foundation strives to keep costs to a minimum,” wrote the Foundation’s chief executive officer, Melinda Kotzian.
“As a result of the Foundation’s fiscal responsibility, we have been recognized as a four-star charity through Charity Navigator, named an accredited charity by the Better Business Bureau, and awarded the prestigious 2013 Top-Rated Award for GreatNonprofits,” Ms. Kotzian added.
The Meso Foundation is also listed through the National Cancer Institute as a mesothelioma support service organization, an honor attributed only to a select number of national nonprofit organizations that fit very strict criteria.
In addition to education, support services for patients and their families, and advocacy for increased federal funding of mesothelioma research, the Meso Foundation lists its total research funding at $8.7 million, which to date has yielded 180 articles published in 83 scientific journals.
The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation’s 2013 Annual Report is available on the organization’s website at http://www.curemeso.org/annualreports.
Mesothelioma is a malignant tumor of the lining of the lung, abdomen, or heart known to be caused by exposure to asbestos. With the life expectancy of less than one year after diagnosis, 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. Currently, few treatment options exist. There is no cure.
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 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 develop life-saving treatments 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.