Last modified: April 8, 2022

May

31 May
World No Tobacco Day
The World Health Organization established No Tobacco Day in 1988 to help raise awareness for the diseases tobacco can cause and to highlight prevention efforts. The theme for the day is “Tobacco: Threat to our Environment.”
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June

01 Jun
Cancer Immunotherapy Month
Throughout the month of June, the Cancer Research Institute encourages people to raise awareness about the lifesaving potential of immunotherapy. Given the tremendous impact immunotherapy has had on the way pleural mesothelioma is treated, the recognition is noteworthy.
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01 Jun
Men’s Health Month
Celebrate Men’s Health Month throughout the month of June. Events include International Men’s Health Week, June 13-19, and Wear Blue Day, June 17.
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04 Jun
National Cancer Survivors Day
National Cancer Survivors Day celebrates those who have survived cancer, and serves as a source of support for people who have been diagnosed with cancer and their families.
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08 Jun
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 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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16 Jun
National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Oncology Center of Excellence is setting aside this week in June to empower cancer survivors, families, advocates and others to increase awareness of the disease and discussion of family history of cancer among all generations in the Black community.
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July

01 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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04 Jul
Miles for Meso Family 5k Run/Walk – Washington
9 a.m. PDT
Miles for Meso is a 5K run/walk held annually in Federal, Washington, to honor people diagnosed 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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13 Jul
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 with others going through a similar experience.
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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.
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06 Aug
2022 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. The event will be held Aug. 6-9 in Vienna, Austria.
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10 Aug
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 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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15 Aug
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) “Safe + Sound” Week
Occupational asbestos exposure is a leading cause of mesothelioma cancer. It’s estimated that over 75 occupations have exposed workers to asbestos. Given the large number of people exposed to asbestos on the job, many people will take the time Aug. 15-21 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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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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01 Sep
National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
Throughout the month of September, cancer organizations raise awareness of the symptoms, predispositions and early detection challenges of ovarian cancer. Learn more about this devastating disease and how you can help raise funds for research.
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11 Sep
National Assisted Living Week
Occupational asbestos exposure is a leading cause of mesothelioma cancer. It’s estimated that over 75 occupations have exposed workers to asbestos. Given the large number of people exposed to asbestos on the job, many people will take the time Aug. 15-21 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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11 Sep
September 11 Remembrance Day
On Sept. 11, 2001, thousands of innocent lives were taken far too soon. Now, survivors of the tragedy are developing lung diseases as a result of the millions of microscopic asbestos fibers and other toxins released in the wake of the attack on the World Trade Center. This Sept. 11, 21 years later, we remember those taken from us and raise awareness about asbestos-related diseases, including mesothelioma, to better help those affected at ground zero.
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14 Sep
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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17 Sep
ADAO’s 17th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Virtual Conference
The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization’s 17th Annual International Awareness and Prevention Conference will be held as a hybrid event in 2022. Speakers focused on asbestos-related disease will convene in Atlanta, and participants will be able to access the presentations virtually.
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24 Sep
Miles for Meso 5K
The 14th Annual Alton Miles for Meso 5K Run & 3K Run/Walk will be held in Alton, Illinois, and virtually across the country, with proceeds benefiting the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization. Form a team or participate on your own and help raise awareness of the dangers of asbestos and the diseases it can cause, including mesothelioma. The event precedes Mesothelioma Awareness Day, held Sept. 26.
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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 directly caused by asbestos exposure. Various organizations throughout the mesothelioma community host events online and in person on this important day.
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