Even in the midst of a pennant race, the Baltimore Orioles are taking time during tonight's game against the Toronto Blue Jays to acknowledge Mesothelioma Awareness Day by spreading information about the deadly illness and raising money for research.
During today's Orioles home game, the jumbotron at at Camden Yards will continually flash facts about mesothelioma in an effort to raise awareness about the asbestos disease. It will also provide information about how to donate to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF), which funds mesothelioma research and has organized Mesothelioma Awareness Day since 2004.
On behalf of all the individuals and families we serve, the Meso Foundation is grateful and excited about the Orioles' support, said Mary Hesdorffer, the executive director of MARF. This kind of visibility helps us tremendously in advancing research and providing services to mesothelioma patients and families in need,
Mesothelioma Awareness Day was established in 2004 by MARF volunteers who lost friends and/or loved ones to mesothelioma and wanted to bring widespread attention to mesothelioma and the need for a cure. In addition to the organization's own events, it also provides kits for people who want to acknowledge Mesothelioma Awareness Day in their own cities and towns as well.
MARF is the only non-government funder of peer-reviewed scientific research for mesothelioma treatment. To date, it has raised more than $7.6 million for mesothelioma research.
For more information on Mesothelioma Awareness Day, visit MARF's website.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma that can be attributed to asbestos exposure that occurred earlier in life, there may be legal action worth pursuing. Call Sokolove Law today to learn more about what is required to pursue a mesothelioma lawsuit.