Cancer Foundation Focusing on Mesothelioma Research Receives ‘2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit’ Status

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The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation), is the recipient of the '2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit' status, awarded by the GreatNonprofits organization.

The Meso Foundation is one of the primary reasons I am alive

With over 86 reviews and 5 out of 5 stars, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation has received the ‘2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit’ status from the nonprofit rating organization, GreatNonprofits.

The reviews cover all Meso Foundation’s services including research, patient support, education, and advocacy, and they are available on the GreatNonProfits website at

“This is an outstanding organization,” states one reviewer who identifies themselves as a client served by the organization. The same reviewer adds, “The Meso Foundation is one of the primary reasons I am alive.”

“The Meso Foundation has helped me as a caregiver and my husband as a patient with peritoneal mesothelioma with information and support groups through Facebook, telephone calls, symposiums, etc. They also fund much needed research for a cure,” said another reviewer who is a caregiver.

The Meso Foundation has consistently been ranked as a top nonprofit organization by a number of third-party review companies, including Charity Navigator and the Better Business Bureau.

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.

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 $9 million to research. More information is available at

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