Last modified: March 6, 2020

October

24 Oct
National Respiratory Care Week
Respiratory therapists and other lung health workers are essential to those dealing with lung diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer. Take time the last week of October to recognize these professionals and their contributions to the health and well-being of all lung patients.
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November

01 Nov
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, a time set aside to raise awareness about this devastating disease. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the country. Learn more about the causes of lung cancer and help support research.
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01 Nov
National Family Caregivers Month
Take time this November to celebrate National Family Caregivers Month. It’s important to recognize the accomplishments of family caregivers and their impact on loved ones who need their assistance. It is also a time to show support for those whose time and efforts are critical to patients in their care.
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10 Nov
Support Group for Coping with Mesothelioma
8 p.m. ET
Once a month, over a dozen mesothelioma survivors and caregivers meet online or by phone to share their experiences with this rare cancer. Moderated by a licensed mental health counselor, this group offers a safe place to ask questions of others going through a similar experience.
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11 Nov
Veterans Day
Veterans Day is a national day of remembrance honoring all those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces. The commemoration this year marks the centennial of the dedication of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, located in Arlington National Cemetery.
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18 Nov
Great American Smokeout
Every third Thursday of November, the American Cancer Society raises awareness of the dangers of smoking during the Great American Smokeout. Smoking causes approximately 480,000 preventable deaths a year. Take time Nov. 18 to help someone quit smoking or break the habit yourself by learning the health benefits of a smoke-free life.
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December

08 Dec
Support Group for Coping with Mesothelioma
8 p.m. ET
This exclusive monthly support group for mesothelioma patients and caregivers provides a safe space for participants to connect with others affected by this rare cancer, ask questions and share their experiences.
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28 Dec
Candle Lighting in Loving Memory of Mesothelioma Warriors
Every year, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization lights candles for all those who have lost their battles with this rare and aggressive cancer. A week later, on Jan 4, candles are lit for mesothelioma warrior survivors who continue their fight.
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January

12 Jan
Support Group for Coping with Mesothelioma
8 p.m. ET
This exclusive monthly support group for mesothelioma patients and caregivers provides a safe space for participants to connect with others affected by this rare cancer, ask their questions and share their experiences.
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February

01 Feb
National Cancer Prevention Month
February is National Cancer Prevention Month. Since mesothelioma is a preventable cancer, throughout the month of February we remind everyone that asbestos is not a problem of the past. The U.S. has not banned asbestos. In addition, we encourage anyone with a history of asbestos exposure to get routine mesothelioma screenings.
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04 Feb
World Cancer Day
World Cancer Day is a global awareness day aiming to improve cancer education and drive personal and governmental action as we continue to fight for a world without cancer. Hundreds of events take place around the world to raise awareness about cancer prevention, early detection and access to treatment.
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09 Feb
Support Group for Coping with Mesothelioma
8 p.m. ET
Once a month, more than a dozen mesothelioma survivors and caregivers meet online or by phone to share their experiences with this rare cancer. Moderated by a licensed mental health counselor, this group offers a safe place to ask questions and speak with others going through a similar experience.
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28 Feb
Rare Disease Day
Rare Disease Day is held on the last day of February each year. Its goal is to raise awareness of rare diseases and the impact they have on patients’ lives.
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March

01 Mar
National Nutrition Month
National Nutrition Month is an annual nutrition education and information campaign celebrated each year during the month of March. It focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. This month serves as a reminder of the impact nutrition can have on a mesothelioma patient’s prognosis.
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09 Mar
Support Group for Coping with Mesothelioma
8 p.m. ET
Our monthly support group meets on the second Wednesday of every month with the goal of giving mesothelioma patients and caregivers a safe space to learn about and discuss their diagnosis. Moderated by Dana Nolan, a licensed mental health counselor, and with medical support offered by our on-staff nurse, Karen Selby, mesothelioma patients and caregivers are given a safe space for help and support.
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