Urge your U.S. Senator to support mesothelioma research

August 2, 2007

Contact your U.S. Senators now to support mesothelioma research funding

San Pedro, CA – Aug. 2, 2007 – Curing mesothelioma is a matter of money, effort, and federal support. Organizations like the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, and Pacific Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute work directly to prevent, treat, and cure mesothelioma.

As a constant champion of mesothelioma research funding, MARF has urged its supporters and members to write their U.S. Senators and request their support for mesothelioma funding.

Last year, MARF succeeded in getting meso added to the Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program, but it was not funded for Fiscal Year 2007. We are passing on this appeal from MARF, asking you to support mesothelioma research.

By making a phone call or sending an email in support of mesothelioma research funding, you can directly alter the course of people’s lives. US Senator contact information is online.

In your phone call or email, address the following points:

–You are a constituent
–You want the federal government to fund mesothelioma research
–Mesothelioma is a deadly asbestos-caused cancer that kills over 3,000 Americans each year
–Navy veterans are particularly hard-hit by the disease
–The Department of Defense has invested nothing in meso research
–Progress in treatment and curing meso has lagged far behind other cancers
–Please support the inclusion of meso research under the DOD’s Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program for FY 2008
–Including meso in the program would add no new funding to the federal budget
–Ask the senator to sign Sen. Baucus’s letter supporting meso research
–Please contact Stacey Gordon in the office of Senator Max Baucus to sign on
–Ask the senator’s office to let you know if their decision

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