Mesothelioma Events

If you’re interested in getting involved in the community, check back often for updated events around the country dedicated to raising awareness, discussing the latest in research and more.

Getting involved in a mesothelioma or other related event is a great way to show your support for the cause, connect with others and raise awareness. Learn more about events that you or a loved one may be interested in below.

ADAO Mesothelioma Awareness Month
  • When: September 2018
  • Where: Everywhere

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) uses the month of September to bring awareness to everyone about the dangers of asbestos-related diseases, prevention, detection, and the journey to finding a cure.

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Kayaking 4 Meso
  • When: September 8, 2018
  • Where: Admiral’s Marina, Stillwater, NY

Kayaking 4 Meso is a paddling event meant to help raise awareness of mesothelioma caused by asbestos. This event also raises monies that will be donated to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, a non-profit seeking to research, educate, support and advocate for the disease.

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Miles for Meso 5K & 2K Run
  • When: September 22, 2018
  • Where: Alton, IL

Miles for Meso is a 5K race or 2K walk/run that brings advocates and other members of the mesothelioma community together to raise awareness of the disease caused by asbestos exposure. Miles for Meso events have expanded past Illinois to Washington, Ohio and Virginia.

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Featured Annual Event
Mesothelioma Awareness Day
  • When: September 26, 2018
  • Where: Everywhere

Around the country, events will branch off of this day for groups to show their support for raising awareness, money for research and much more. Awareness is crucial to helping people understand mesothelioma and push for change to ban the known carcinogen, asbestos. Homes, buildings and schools are continuing to put people at risk for developing asbestos-related diseases.

This year marks the 14th annual Mesothelioma Awareness Day. Bringing together patients, survivors, loved ones, supporters, doctors and organizations, this day highlights the disease and emphasizes the need to ban asbestos.

Join the cause, look at events held around the country, not just on this day, but throughout the year to push for an asbestos ban and cure for mesothelioma.

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8th International Symposium on Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
  • When: September 29, 2018
  • Where: UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center, 425 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Organized by Robert B. Cameron, MD, Director of the UCLA Comprehensive Mesothelioma Program, this event brings experts together to dive into mesothelioma treatment knowledge and share their experiences. The roles of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and immunotherapy in multimodal treatments are one of many topics covered. Participants can gain medical education credits as well.

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A Day of Hope & Remembrance
  • When: September 30, 2018
  • Where: Boston, MA

Beginning in 2002, the International Mesothelioma Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston has sought to address the rise of mesothelioma cases across the world. This day is a memorial service for those that have lost their lives to the cancer.

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Health Literacy Month
  • When: September
  • Where: Everywhere

Health Literacy Month takes place worldwide, bringing together organizations and individuals across the world to promote the importance of understanding health information. Workshops, wellness programs, educational meetings and other events are offered to help expand knowledge around healthcare and wellness.

Union for International Cancer Control 2018 World Cancer Congress
  • When: October 1 – October 4, 2018
  • Where: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Put on every other year, the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) holds the World Cancer Congress to bring together the cancer community, address the global cancer burden and stress the importance of making cancer a priority on the health and development agenda.

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International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma
  • When: October 5, 2018
  • Where: Marriott New York East Side, New York, NY

The Symposium is designed to bring parents, families, advocates and medical professionals from the mesothelioma community together for a variety of scientific sessions and community-based conversations.

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7th Annual 5K Walk for Mesothelioma
  • When: October 21, 2018
  • Where: Pacific Mesothelioma Center, 10780 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90025

The 7th Annual 5K Walk for Mesothelioma will take place at the Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills with an aim to raise funds towards mesothelioma research. The event starts with a walk and is then followed by a catered lunch, vendors, a drawing and more.

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National Family Caregivers Month
  • When: November
  • Where: Everywhere

Family members are an important support system for mesothelioma patients and are often caregivers. November celebrates all family caregivers, bringing attention to their contributions and looking for ways to better support them as they offer care.

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American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Expo
  • When: November 10 – November 14, 2018
  • Where: San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

The APHA Annual Meeting and Expo is the largest gathering of health professionals each year, with over 12,000 people from around the world expected to attend and thousands of new presentations.

Remember the Fallen, Honor the Brave, Fight for the Cure!

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Giving Tuesday
  • When: November 27, 2018
  • Where: Everywhere

Thriving alongside Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday takes place every year on the first Tuesday Following Thanksgiving Day in the United States. This day encourages individuals to support local and national charities during the holiday season.

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National Council for Occupational Safety and Healthy Conference (COSH) 2018
  • When: December 4 – December 6, 2018
  • Where: Maritime Conference Center, 692 Maritime Boulevard, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

The National Conference on Worker Safety and Health, otherwise known as COSH, holds this event each year to bring together a diverse group with the aim to discuss common goals, such as workers’ empowerment, reduction of on-the-job injuries and deaths, and workplace safety.

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Featured Annual Event
Rare Disease Day
  • When: February 28, 2019
  • Where: Everywhere

Taking place every year on the last day in February, Rare Disease Day helps bring awareness to rare diseases and the risk that they pose. Although this event started in Europe, it has now spread to countries worldwide and advocates seek to bring awareness to the public, policymakers, public authorities, industry representatives and researchers.

A rare disease is one that affects less than 200,000 people, one of which is mesothelioma. These diseases are often misdiagnosed and can have a huge negative impact with unrecognized symptoms, lack of treatment options and a general misunderstanding. This event has gained much media attention in the past and achieved political momentum to changing policies and health plans for those around the world.

Learn more about this event, help raise awareness, spread the word, advocate for rare diseases and help push towards new clinical trials and researchers that will contribute to finding a cure for patients and their loved ones.

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