The goal of World Cancer Day, February 4, is to unite the world in the fight against cancer. All involved hope to save millions and prevent diseases by raising awareness, inspiring education, and pressing governments to take action.

This year’s theme, “We can. I can.” encourages the world to act as a collective or individual to do their part in reduce the global burden of cancer. Our law firm works as a collective to support mesothelioma cancer research. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer, caused by exposure to asbestos, that affects the lining of the lungs, abdomen or heart.

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Throughout Simmons Hanly Conroy’s history, we have pledged over $20 million to cancer research and support. Funds donated have helped mesothelioma and asbestos-related disease organizations, such as the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, the American Cancer Society, the Simmons Cancer Institute, and more.

We give back because our hope is that someday we won’t have any more clients diagnosed with mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. We also believe knowledge is power, so another way we give back is by spreading asbestos awareness. As part of World Cancer Day 2016, we encourage you to share one of these mesothelioma and asbestos facts on Facebook or Twitter, using the official hashtags #WorldCancerDay and #WeCanICan:  

  • There is no safe level of asbestos exposure
  • Asbestos exposure causes mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis
  • Asbestos kills 30 Americans every day
  • Asbestos is still legal in the United States

No matter the action you take, you’ll be helping to make an impact on World Cancer Day. Here are some additional ways you can get involved:

Thank you for your participation. Together we can.