Even in the midst of a pennant race, the Baltimore Orioles tooktime during Wednesday’s game against their division rivalsto acknowledge Mesothelioma Awareness Day by spreading information about the disease and raising money for mesothelioma research.
During the game, during which the Orioles played the Toronto Blue Jays at Camden Yards, the stadium’s scoreboard continually flashed facts about mesothelioma in an effort to raise awareness about the asbestos disease. It will also provide information about how to donate to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF), which funds mesothelioma research and has organized Mesothelioma Awareness Day since 2004.
“On behalf of all the individuals and families we serve, the Meso Foundation is grateful and excited about the Orioles’ support,” said Mary Hesdorffer, the executive director of MARF. “This kind of visibility helps us tremendously in advancing research and providing services to mesothelioma patients and families in need,”
Mesothelioma Awareness Day was established in 2004 by MARF to help “bring widespread attention to mesothelioma and the need for a cure.” In addition to the organization’s own events, it also provides kits for people who want to acknowledge Mesothelioma Awareness Day in their own cities and towns as well.
For more information on Mesothelioma Awareness Day, visit MARF’s website.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma that can be attributed to asbestos exposure that occurred earlier in life, call Sokolove Law today to learn more about what is required to pursue a mesothelioma lawsuit.