The Simmons law firm has once again become a major sponsor for the 10th Annual Malignant Mesothelioma Symposium as part of its philanthropic mission to support research for the rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure. The symposium, held this year at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., is organized by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF). More information about this event can be found on the MARF web site.
“The Mesothelioma Foundation’s mission to support research, educate the public and advocate for federal funding has helped many of our clients, directly and indirectly. Our support of MARF is just one part of our own mission to support our clients and the meso community as much as possible,” said John Simmons, founding partner of the East Alton, Ill., plaintiff law firm.
Over the past ten years, MARF has awarded more than $6.4 million to top medical researchers who are developing ground-breaking treatment options for mesothelioma patients. Having donated more than $2 million over the years, Simmons Hanly Conroy remains the foundation’s leading cumulative donor.
“The symposium provides an invaluable forum for researchers, advocates, patients and their families to keep updated about the fight against asbestos-related diseases,” said Joy Wheeler, Simmons Hanly Conroy’s vice president of medical and patient relations. “Because our asbestos attorneys are committed to standing by our clients, our firm remains dedicated to continuing our support of the mesothelioma community.”