Mesothelioma Awareness Day is September 26

Mesothelioma Awareness Day takes place annually on September 26. It was established in 2004 by Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation community members, and has been the driving force behind the movement to bring more attention and funding to this cancer.

What is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma, sometimes referred to as “meso” or mesothelioma cancer, is a form of cancer only caused by asbestos, that affects the smooth lining that surrounds and protects the lungs, heart,  abdomen, and testicles. The layer of tissue surrounding these organs is made up of mesothelial cells, hence the name mesothelioma.

How you can participate in Mesothelioma Awareness Day:

Paint the world in mesothelioma blue

  • Take photos of yourself and your family, friends, and colleagues wearing blue.
  • Share those photos on social media to raise awareness, and use #curemeso.

Light the World Blue

  • Ask a landmark near you to Light Up in Blue on September 26!
  • Obtain a Mesothelioma Awareness Day proclamation from your state or locality

Contact your local media and request a story about mesothelioma

  • Write a letter requesting coverage. In it, mention your connection to mesothelioma as well as facts about mesothelioma. If you’re a fundraiser or event organizer, make sure to mention your event and the date it occurs

Find a fundraising event in your area here.

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