Fundraiser Promotes Asbestos And Mesothelioma Awareness
Editor: Brandon West
Profession: Brayton Purcell LLP
February 18, 2007
By Brandon Smith
Category: Asbestos and Mesothelioma
In a recent fund raiser concerned with the promotion of asbestos exposure and the effects of mesothelioma, the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute raised $250,000 for asbestos cancer research last week in an effort to promote further exposure to the deadly disease and health condition. The fund raiser included performances by the Grammy Award- winning jazz trumpeter Chris Botti and the 2006 Tour de France winner Floyd Landis who gave their support in an effort to bring awareness and support to the worthy cause.
According to PRNews.com:
The fundraiser was truly a breakthrough for advocates of mesothelioma research. Caused by asbestos exposure, "meso" has long been considered an orphan disease as it receives relatively little funding from traditional cancer research channels, even though 3,000-4,000 people are newly diagnosed each year. Research funding greatly lags behind the disease's impact.
Terry Lynch, PHLBI Director and Vice President and Health and Hazard Administrator for the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers Union, said, "This was an impressive event, raising money for an important cause. The research projects underway at PHLBI are important to help treat mesothelioma patients. The union supports that mission."
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