Last modified: May 21, 2024

July

04 Jul
Miles for Meso Family 5k Run/Walk - Washington
Taking place in Celebration Park with views of Mount Rainier this year, and with virtual participation options available as well, Miles for Meso is a 5K run/walk intended to honor those currently with mesothelioma and remember those we’ve lost to this rare cancer. All proceeds from the annual event are donated to promote mesothelioma research and awareness. This event supports the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.
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05 Jul
Action Mesothelioma Day
Action Mesothelioma Day is designed to help educate the public about asbestos-related diseases. While primarily focused on the U.K., organizations around the world often participate in Twitter chats and other virtual awareness activities.
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10 Jul
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 coping with this rare cancer, ask their questions and share their experiences.
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August

01 Aug
World Lung Cancer Day
The American Lung Association promotes World Lung Cancer Day every year through its Lung Force initiative. Its aim is to increase funds for research and educate the public about risks and the importance of early detection.
12 Aug
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) “Safe + Sound” Week
Occupational asbestos exposure is a top cause of mesothelioma cancer. It’s estimated that more than 75 occupations have exposed workers to asbestos. Given the large number of people exposed to asbestos on the job, many take this time to raise awareness about what to look for in the workplace and how to address asbestos concerns to prevent further mesothelioma cases.
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14 Aug
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. Dana Nolan, a licensed mental health counselor, moderates with medical support from our on-staff nurse Karen Selby. Mesothelioma survivors and caregivers are given a safe space for help and support.
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September

01 Sep
Healthy Aging Month
Join national organizations in celebrating Healthy Aging Month this September. The annual event shines a light on the benefits of growing older and living a healthy lifestyle.
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07 Sep
2024 World Conference on Lung Cancer
The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) hosts an annual conference to promote lung cancer research. It encourages physicians, nurses and researchers, as well as lung cancer patients and advocates, to attend so they can learn from experts in the field of thoracic oncology.
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08 Sep
National Assisted Living Week
The National Center for Assisted Living established National Assisted Living Week in 1995 to highlight the importance of assisted living communities in caring for seniors.
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11 Sep
September 11 Remembrance Day
On Sept. 11, 2001, thousands of innocent lives were lost. Survivors are developing a variety of lung diseases as a result of exposure to asbestos fibers and other toxins released into the air over New York in the wake of the attack on the World Trade Center. Now, 23 years later, we honor the people we lost and raise awareness about asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma for all those who were exposed.
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11 Sep
Support Group for Coping with Mesothelioma
8 p.m. ET
On the second Wednesday of every month, Dana Nolan, a licensed mental health counselor, moderates a support group open only to dedicated to mesothelioma patients and caregivers. Our goal is to offer an environment for survivors and family members to share their thoughts and questions with others coping with mesothelioma.
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26 Sep
Mesothelioma Awareness Day
Every September, the world comes together to raise awareness about mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive cancer and its primary cause: Asbestos exposure. Various organizations throughout the mesothelioma community host events online and in person on this important day.
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October

01 Oct
Healthy Lung Month
Lung diseases such as COPD, emphysema, mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer affect millions of Americans. Help raise awareness about the lifestyle, occupational and environmental factors that play a role in lung health this October during Healthy Lung Month.
09 Oct
Support Group for Coping with Mesothelioma
8 p.m. ET
The goal of our support group is to provide an atmosphere where patients and families can share their thoughts and worries with others coping with mesothelioma. All participants are encouraged to share questions and concerns throughout the evening.
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10 Oct
National Depression Screening Day
According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 1 in 4 cancer patients experiences depression. National Depression Screening Day is a reminder of the importance of mental health awareness. Learn more about the signs of depression, get screened and talk to your doctor about the right treatment options for you.
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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 disease, which is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. Learn more about the causes of lung cancer and help support research to advance treatments.
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01 Nov
National Family Caregivers Month
Take time this November to celebrate National Family Caregivers Month. We recognize and honor family caregivers and the critical role they play in supporting their loved ones. Their time and efforts are critical components of patient care.
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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 theme this year is “Service.”
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13 Nov
Support Group for Coping with Mesothelioma
8 p.m. ET
Dana Nolan is a licensed mental health counselor specializing in cancer care. She and our on-staff nurse, Karen Selby, provide a safe space for mesothelioma patients and caregivers to share their questions, stories and concerns online and over the phone.
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21 Nov
Great American Smokeout
Every third Thursday of November, the American Cancer Society raises awareness about the dangers of smoking during the Great American Smokeout. Smoking causes approximately 480,000 preventable deaths a year. Learn more about the health benefits of a smoke-free life.
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December

11 Dec
Support Group for Coping with Mesothelioma
8 p.m. ET
Once a month, more than a dozen mesothelioma survivors and caregivers meet online or via phone to share their experiences with this rare cancer. A licensed mental health counselor moderates this group that offers a safe place to ask questions of others going through a similar experience.
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