Mesothelioma Organization Launches New Store

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Last week, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) launched its new e-store carrying merchandise devoted to mesothelioma awareness.

Many of our available designs allow users to customize them by inserting a name or a photo of the individual they wish to honor or memorialize.

Last week, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) introduced its new store run by GoodThreads. The store can be accessed by visiting http://www.curemeso.org/store.

“Our new store features a variety of products and designs, many of which are customizable. The best part: whenever a product is purchased, the Meso Foundation receives a $5.00 donation,” said Beth Posocco, Meso Foundation’s communications associate and the project manager behind the switch.

“Many of our available designs allow users to customize them by inserting a name or a photo of the individual they wish to honor or memorialize. Similarly, our third-party event organizers can customize their products with their event’s theme and name,” she added.

Products are available for both men and women, including standard t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts, pullover and zip-up hoodies, micro performance t-shirts, v-neck t-shirts, polo shirts, and more.

Products are available in a variety of colors as well, many of them in blue to support the Foundation’s campaign for Mesothelioma Awareness Day, which is coming up on September 26 and which invites supporters to “paint the world in mesothelioma awareness.”

More information about Mesothelioma Awareness Day is available at http://www.curemeso.org/awareness.

With the new store, the Meso Foundation hopes to raise mesothelioma awareness and funds. The donations made via product purchases will go toward the organization’s peer-reviewed mesothelioma research grant program, education and prevention programs, patient and family support programs, and advocacy efforts.

“Although many people have heard the word ‘mesothelioma,’ most don’t really know what it is. We hope this new merchandise will prompt questions and provide our supporters with the opportunity to educate anyone who asks about it,” said Maja Belamaric, the director of communications for the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.

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 $9 million to research.

More information is available at http://www.curemeso.org.

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