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Mesothelioma Events

Every year, organizations come together to host mesothelioma events designed to raise awareness about the rare asbestos cancer and other asbestos-related diseases. In addition, survivors, caregivers and advocates participate in broader national health observances to better educate the public about the dangers of asbestos and promote support for those affected by these rare diseases.

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March

Mar 10

Support Group for Coping with Mesothelioma

8 p.m. ET

Where: Online or by phone

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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April

Apr 01

Global Asbestos Awareness Week

Apr. 1-7

Launched 17 years ago by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), Global Asbestos Awareness Week has provided an outlet for anti-asbestos advocates and those affected by an asbestos-related disease to come together and raise awareness about the dangers of this known carcinogen and to fight for a global ban on this deadly substance.

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Apr 01

National Cancer Control Month

All Month Long

Since a 1938 Presidential proclamation, April has been dedicated to raising awareness about cancer prevention strategies and improving access to life-saving cancer treatments as part of National Cancer Control Month.

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Apr 05

National Public Health Week

Apr. 5-11

National Public Health Week reminds us of the importance of continually striving to create safer and healthier communities. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 events will be entirely online.

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Apr 14

Support Group for Coping with Mesothelioma

8 p.m. ET

Where: Online or by phone

On the second Wednesday of every month, Dana Nolan, a licensed mental health counselor, moderates a support group dedicated to mesothelioma patients and caregivers. Open only to those directly affected by mesothelioma, our goal is to offer an environment for survivors and family members to share their thoughts and questions with others going through a mesothelioma battle.

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Apr 28

Workers’ Memorial Day

Workers' Memorial Day is a time we remember and honor the men and women who have lost their lives on the job. The Department of Labor is committed to ensuring safe and healthful workplaces for all American workers.

May

May 01

Mental Health Month

All Month Long

Receiving a mesothelioma diagnosis can be overwhelming for patients and their loved ones. During Mental Health Month, we aim to remind people of mental health support resources available during this difficult time.

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May 01

National Cancer Research Month

All Month Long

The AACR acknowledges May as National Cancer Research Month in recognition of high-quality, innovative cancer research. With mesothelioma being such a rare cancer, research plays a huge role in supporting new treatments for mesothelioma patients.

May 02

North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

May 2-8

The goal during Safety and Health Week is to focus employers, employees, partners and the public on the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace, at home, and in the community.

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May 09

National Women’s Health Week

May 9-15

Historically, mesothelioma cancer mostly affects older men previously exposed to asbestos while they served in the military or worked certain blue-collar jobs. But women now comprise nearly one-fourth of all cases, and mesothelioma incidence rates among women are on the rise, showing the gender gap is closing. Support the health of all women in their battles with mesothelioma. It's never too early or late to work toward being your healthiest you! This National Women's Health Week, we want to help you take control of your health.

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May 12

Support Group for Coping with Mesothelioma

8 p.m. ET

Where: Online or by phone

On the second Wednesday of every month, Dana Nolan, a licensed mental health counselor, moderates a support group dedicated to mesothelioma patients and caregivers. Open only to those directly affected by mesothelioma, our goal is to offer an environment for survivors and family members to share their thoughts and questions with others going through a mesothelioma battle.

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May 20

International Clinical Trials Day

Clinical Trials Day is a well-deserved “time out” to recognize the people who conduct clinical trials and to say thanks for what they do every day to improve public health.

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