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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September

Sep 11

Support Group for Coping with Mesothelioma

Where: Online or by phone

Mesothelioma patients and caregivers are welcome to attend this monthly support group led by Dana Nolan, a licensed mental health counselor, with medical support offered by our on-staff nurse Karen Selby. This meeting provides an opportunity to openly discuss and address the numerous questions that come with a mesothelioma diagnosis.

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Sep 26

Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Where: Global

Mesothelioma Awareness Day takes place annually on September 26. There are only about 3,000 mesothelioma cases diagnosed each year in the United States, and this day serves as the main opportunity to show your support for those battling this rare cancer.

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Sep 28

Miles for Meso

Where: Alton, Illinois

This yearly 5K race and 3K fun run/walk in honor and support of Mesothelioma Awareness Day will take place on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, outside St. Louis in Alton, Illinois. This event raises awareness and funds for mesothelioma research.

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October

Oct 01

Health Literacy Month

Where: United States

Knowledge is power when it comes to treating and fighting mesothelioma. Because of the rarity of this cancer, misdiagnosis is all too common. If you have a history of asbestos exposure, understanding early warning signs is one of the best ways to help with early detection of this disease.

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Oct 09

Support Group for Coping with Mesothelioma

Where: Online or by phone

Dana Nolan is a licensed mental health counselor specializing in cancer care. By teaming up with our on-staff nurse Karen Selby, they are able to 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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November

Nov 01

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Where: United States

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Asbestos exposure causes an estimated 4% of all lung cancer cases. During Lung Cancer Awareness Month, we support those with lung cancer by educating others on common causes and risk factors associated with this disease.

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Nov 01

National Family Caregivers Month

Where: United States

During the month of November, we take extra time to show our appreciation to mesothelioma caregivers. These selfless individuals work tirelessly to help mesothelioma patients focus on what matters most: Fighting this disease.

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Nov 13

Support Group for Coping with Mesothelioma

Where: Online or by phone

This monthly support group — exclusive to mesothelioma patients and caregivers — gives participants a much-needed opportunity to discuss and share their experiences in a safe and informative environment. The group is accessible online or by phone. It is led by licensed mental health counselor Dana Nolan and registered nurse Karen Selby.

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December

Dec 11

Support Group for Coping with Mesothelioma

Where: Online or by phone

Patients and caregivers of those battling mesothelioma are welcome to discuss their thoughts and worries with others affected by this rare cancer. The goal of this support group is to provide a safe space where those impacted by mesothelioma can get answers to their questions and worries.

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