Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2011
Mesothelioma Awareness Day began in 2004 as a grassroots movement to declare Sept. 26 as a day for recognizing those whose lives have been impacted by a mesothelioma cancer diagnosis, the need for more research to find a cure for this rare disease, and the need of a national ban on asbestos containing materials and products.
Thanks to the hard work of mesothelioma patient Lacey Caraway, her mother Janet Graeff and other mesothelioma advocates, Illinois state legislature passed a permanent resolution on May 30, 2009 declaring Sept. 26 as Mesothelioma Awareness Day in Illinois. A year later, in November 2010, the U.S. Congress passed a similar resolution.
Sept. 26, 2011 will be the first official National Mesothelioma Awareness Day recognizing the dangers of asbestos and the courage of thousands of families across the nation affected by this terrible and preventable disease.
Please join Miles for Meso in Illinois and Virginia on Sept. 24 as we run in memory of our loved ones, to support mesothelioma survivors and to bring awareness about the need for better treatment options and a total ban on asbestos.
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