Giving Back to the Mesothelioma Community

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The Mesothelioma Center at is proud to contribute to various members of the mesothelioma community who need more recognition and help to find a cure for this aggressive cancer. Through the years, we've shown our support for mesothelioma patients, family members, doctors and treatment centers in many ways.

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Fisher House

Contributions to the Fisher House

Across the street from the Boston VA Hospital, the Fisher House provides no-cost lodging for family members of veterans with mesothelioma. The Fisher House is just one special part of Boston VA, at which Dr. Abraham “Avi” Lebenthal takes pride in his care of veterans.

Donate to the Fisher House

Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute

The Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (PHLBI) is a nonprofit research facility that is dedicated to developing more effective treatment methods and early detection programs for mesothelioma and other conditions of the lungs, blood and heart. In addition, the PHLBI works with the VA to raise funds for veterans combatting asbestos-related diseases. Dr. Robert B. Cameron and the rest of the staff at PHLBI hope to one day provide a cure for mesothelioma through their ongoing research efforts.

Donate to PHLBI

Ongoing Contributions to Critical Research Studies is funding a critical, ongoing research study about optimizing therapeutic options for mesothelioma patients at a prominent mesothelioma hospital. We made our initial donation in 2013, and since then, we’ve provided researchers at the hospital with annual contributions totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars. We hope our continued support will bring us closer to finding a cure. As always, we strongly support all mesothelioma research fundraising.

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iPads for Moffitt Cancer Center

The Mesothelioma Center provides iPads for Moffitt’s Lung and Thoracic Tumor Education (LATTE) Program, for patients and families affected by lung cancer or an asbestos-related condition. The iPads are loaded with a patient portal, allowing patients to schedule appointments. Patients can also use them to stay in touch with family members while getting treatment. Your donations go to the Moffitt Thoracic Research Fund for competitive peer-reviewed projects.

Donate to Moffitt

Prelude to a Cure

We donate to events for Prelude to a Cure, a Tampa-based nonprofit that is focused on developing innovative strategies for the prevention, improved treatments, enhanced screening, and ultimate cure of all lung cancers worldwide.

Donate to Prelude to a Cure
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Mesothelioma Patient Assistance Fund at Ochsner Cancer Institute

The Ochsner Cancer Institute in New Orleans started its Mesothelioma Patient Assistance Fund in 2015 with a charitable donation from The fund is available now to patients and families at Ochsner who need help covering the costs of travel, housing, meals, medication and other emergency needs related to care. It is the first mesothelioma-specific assistance fund at a major cancer center in the Southeast. was honored with membership in Ochsner’s Benefactor and Heritage Foundation.

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Treatment and Travel Expenses

As part of our mission, we facilitate the connection between patients and mesothelioma specialists nationwide. At times this requires long-distance travel.

Learn About the Doctor Match Program Cycling Team

Cycling for Cancer

The Mesothelioma Center sponsors a cycling team that raises awareness for mesothelioma by competing in road races throughout the year. Patient Advocate Karen Selby, a registered nurse, champions this team as one of its riders.

Read More About the Team Scholarship Badge Scholarship

The Scholarship provides $5,000 in annual scholarships to students who submit the best essays about asbestos or mesothelioma. Each essay is judged by staffers who are looking for quality, research and accuracy.

Learn More About Our Scholarship
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Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization

Team members participate in an annual charity event during the month of November. The money raised goes to Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), a non-profit organization dedicated to spreading awareness of the dangers of asbestos exposure.

Donate to Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization Today!
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American Cancer Society Relay for Life

The Mesothelioma Center believes in advancing cancer research funding, which is a priority at the American Cancer Society. That’s why in April 2016 we donated $1,000 to the organization’s Relay for Life of Murrieta in California. As part of the Relay for Life event, teams of people raised mesothelioma awareness and handed out information on the incurable, asbestos-related disease. It’s our effort to fund the research seeking a cure for mesothelioma.

Donate to the American Cancer Society Today!

Other Ways We Give Back

The Mesothelioma Center supported the Florida Society of Oncology Social Workers at its recent 30th annual conference.


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Last Modified April 27, 2020

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