The Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting medical research and promoting awareness of mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases.
In our on-going dedication to the fight against mesothelioma outside the courtroom, the lawyers of the Simmons Law Firm formed the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation in 2010 with a mission of helping expert medical and scientific researchers make dramatic advances in mesothelioma treatment options for patients and their families.
Through this mission, we hope to support work that will someday eliminate this rare cancer that destroys lives.
To learn more about the Foundation and its support of the mesothelioma medical community, please visit the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation Web site.
Joining Forces. Finding a Cure.
The Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation has identified and partnered with mesothelioma researchers, treatment specialists, advocates and philanthropic organizations in the ongoing fight against mesothelioma.
By providing funding for cutting-edge research, the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation seeks to support and expand the team of heroes who are currently fighting for this cause.
The Foundation’s partners include expert oncologists, researchers, advocates, hospitals, universities, philanthropic organizations, and others who have tirelessly devoted their careers to the fight against mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma Research Partners
Starting with an allocation of more than $2 million in 2010, the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation has begun its efforts through support of the following partners:
- Dr. Harvey Pass at NYU Medical Center, author of 100 Questions & Answers About Mesothelioma
- Dr. Robert Taub at Columbia University, Director of the Mesothelioma Center
- Dr. Hedy Lee Kindler, Director, Mesothelioma Program at the University of Chicago Medical Center
- Mesothelioma & Pleural Disease Program at the University of Pennsylvania
- Mesothelioma Specialty Care Center at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and UPMC Cancer Centers
- Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of California – San Francisco
Miles for Meso
As the national sponsor of Miles for Meso, the Simmons Law Firm seeks to help raise awareness about mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases through 5K runs and walks for mesothelioma research.
The first Miles for Meso race took place in 2009 in Alton, Ill., and raised more than $50,000 for mesothelioma research. Since then, Miles for Meso has helped build awareness by uniting communities across the country who have shown support for patients and their families by hosting their own Miles for Meso fundraisers.
The Miles for Meso races are poised to provide significant support of research for better treatment options and, someday, a cure for this rare cancer. All funds raised are donated to mesothelioma researchers, hospitals and advocacy groups. Past beneficiaries include the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.
To find a race near you or to organize your own visit http://www.milesformesothelioma.org/.
Taking comfort. Finding answers.
When you are first hit with a diagnosis of mesothelioma, it is hard to know where to turn to get the answers you need and connect with experts who can help during this stressful and often overwhelming time. For individuals facing the disease, along with their family and friends, finding sound information to help you be better prepared can be a daunting task.
While the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation does not offer medical advice or counsel, there are a number of credible resources created specifically for patient and family care that can help you face the challenges ahead and find hope.
In addition, through our Miles for Meso program, we hope to give families the opportunity to organize their own fundraising and awareness efforts.
Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation is the nonprofit collaboration of patients and families, physicians, advocates, and researchers.
It is is a resource of hope and support for patients and families, 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.
Nurse Practitioner, Mary Hesdorffer, is a mesothelioma expert and has worked with mesothelioma patients and their families for the past twelve years. Mary is available to answer your questions about mesothelioma, its symptoms and treatments; to help you find a mesothelioma specialist near you; and to access the specific treatment options that may be best for you and your particular mesothelioma diagnosis.
This is a free service provided by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.
Through our philanthropic support of mesothelioma researchers and treatment specialists, the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation is in frequent contact with leading mesothelioma medical experts throughout the United States.
Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization
The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization is an advocacy Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization group dedicated to fully banning asbestos and building awareness about its dangers.
Led by advocate Linda Reinstein, ADAO seeks to give asbestos victims a united voice to help ensure that our rights are fairly represented and protected.