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Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
Type [[Company_Type:=NPO|Non-Profit Organization]]
Founded [[Year_Started:=1999|1999]]
Headquarters Template:Country data US [[City:=Santa Barbara|Santa Barbara]], [[State_Name:=California|California]], [[Country_Name:=United States|USA]]
Key people[[Key_Person1:=Christopher Hahn|Christopher Hahn]], Executive Director
[[Key_Person2:=Mary Hesdorffer|Mary Hesdorffer]], Medical Liaison
[[Key_Person3:=Maja Belamaric|Maja Belamaric]], Outreach Director
RevenueRed Arrow Down.svg US$1.4 million (2008)
EmployeesGreen Arrow Up.svg 6 full-time (2008)
Contact 3944 State Street, Suite 340
Santa Barbara, CA  93105
805.563.8411 (fax)
[ Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation]
Reference Year End: December/31
NAICS: 8132, 8133
Entity: [[Entity_Type:=Non-Profit Organization|Non-Profit Organization]]
Latitude: 34.441337
Longitude: -119.753449

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation is a national organization dedicated to eradicating mesothelioma. It funds the highest-quality research projects with a peer-reviewed research grant program, the only program of its kind among mesothelioma foundations. Three tenets of The Foundation's mission statement for ending mesothelioma suffering are[1]:

*Offer hope and support to patients and families by educating them on the disease, helping them to obtain the most up-to-date information on treatment options and to connect with meso treatment specialists, and providing them assistance, emotional support and community with others.

*Fund the highest quality and most promising meso research projects from around the world through rigorous peer-review.

*Raise awareness of meso, and advocate that the public and private sectors partner in the effort to cure it by directing the resources needed to stop this global tragedy.

Its donors include mesothelioma lawyers, corporations formerly linked to asbestos, and mesothelioma patients and their families/friends.[2] It has been awarded the highest rating--4 stars--from Charity Navigator, an independent charity evaluator.

Mesothelioma Community Events

The Foundation created and organizes the annual International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma, a multi-day event that features international mesothelioma specialists as well as patients, caregivers, and advocates who share the latest in treatment, research and clinical trials.

Additionally, it encourages support for National Mesothelioma Awareness Day (September 26th) by providing instructions on how to establish radio campaigns and local/regional advocacy at the city and state levels.

Annual Reports

Annual reports can be found in PDF format for the years 2004-2008.


Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation Annual Report 2008 (pdf)

External links