Mesothelioma Doctor, Advocate and Volunteers Recognized by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
To recognize the extensive studies, long hours and personal investment of those involved in eradicating mesothelioma, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation will present three awards at the Gala Celebration of Hope on Friday June 26th, day two of the International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma, to be held Thursday, June 25th through Saturday, June 27th at the Omni Shoreham, in Washington, DC.
"Galvanizing our community’s tremendous diversity, talent, strength and knowledge is the key to developing more effective mesothelioma treatments and, one day, the cure. I am proud to be a part of this vibrant and dedicated community and I applaud this year’s award recipients," says Dr. Nicholas Vogelzang, Chairman of the Meso Foundation’s Board of Directors.
The Pioneer Award emphasizes the contributions of Dr. Robert Taub, MD PhD, whose treatment protocols and vision have shown remarkable results and have been the basis of hope for many mesothelioma patients; The Bruce Vento Hope Builder Award, named for the late Minnesota Congressman who died from mesothelioma in 2000, acknowledges the support and initiatives of Terry Lynch, International Vice President, Political & Legislative Director and Health Hazard Administrator of the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers; and The Volunteer of the Year Award honors Craig and Shelly Kozicki for being an inspiration to the mesothelioma community through their continued dedication in raising research funds and providing support and hope to others faced with mesothelioma. Craig, who had been diagnosed with mesothelioma in 1998, died in May of this year.
The Symposium, organized annually by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, will highlight the latest advances in research and treatment for patients and caregivers, offer psychosocial support to them as well as those who have lost someone to the disease, and provide all who are intent on eradicating the vicious and terminal effects of this tragic cancer with significant advocacy and volunteer opportunities. The three-day conference is dedicated to mesothelioma science, advocacy, and community.
Those wishing to attend can register for the symposium and get additional information on the Meso Foundation’s website here.
The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation is the national non-profit dedicated to finding a cure for mesothelioma by funding mesothelioma research, providing mesothelioma patients support services and participating in federal mesothelioma advocacy. Visit www.curemeso.org for more information.
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