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Mesothelioma Awareness Day: Favorite MAD Moments and What MAD Means

  • Author: Jackie Clark
  • Date: 9/26/2016

Today is Mesothelioma Awareness Day!

Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2013

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Remembering Mesothelioma Victims on 9/11

  • Author: Jackie Clark
  • Date: 9/11/2016

9/11 Memorial, NYC

Any disaster demands an immediate response from both emergency units and civilians within the vicinity. Tragedy always causes an outburst of energy to save the victims due to the adrenaline rush and the willingness to assist. People rarely give a second consideration of the environmental safety of the surrounding when attending to victims. It is natural and follows the human instinct to act that way. For the September 11 terrorist attacks, it was later apparent that the air was contaminated by toxic compounds, chief among them asbestos.

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Tweet Chat Recap: Celebrating Survivorship for National Cancer Survivors Day

  • Author: Jackie Clark
  • Date: 6/10/2016

This past Friday, June 3, the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance hosted our first National Cancer Survivors Day (NCSD) tweet chat, where the cancer awareness community had an opportunity to share their stories by answering questions about survivorship. Inspired by Heather Von St. James and her recent survivorship series, we hoped to gain perspective from more survivors and people that support the fight against cancer.

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Johnie Matthews: Cancer, Heartbreak, and Healing

  • Author: Jackie Clark
  • Date: 5/25/2016

Johnie Beth Matthews has led a full life – full of ups and downs, hope and despair, illness and recovery. When she was 35, Johnie suffered a cardiac arrest during a surgical procedure, only to be revived again. Then, diagnosed with small cell lung cancer at the age of 44 – the same age as her step-dad had been diagnosed with mesothelioma – Johnie made the astonishing decision not to treat it, only to recover fully and live for another several decades.

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Mesothelioma Supporter Ricki Hall and His "Big Beard Shave Off"

  • Author: Jackie Clark
  • Date: 4/29/2016

Two years ago, Wolverhampton model Ricki Hall was deemed as having the most influential hair in Britain. While his bushy beard and extensive tattoos catapulted him in the public eye, he is now harnessing that fame for a fundraising event he’s calling “The Big Beard Shave Off.” His mission? To direct much-needed attention to a cause that hits close to home: fighting mesothelioma.

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Managing Side Effects with Movement: Yoga for Cancer Patients

  • Author: Jackie Clark
  • Date: 12/28/2015

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Yoga has been proven to be good for the body and mind; a consistent practice can positively affect blood pressure, heart rate, breathing, metabolism, body temperature, and more. The physical effects often lead to a reduction in stress and improved sense of overall well-being.

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How Doubling Federal Funding Could Change Cancer Research

  • Author: Jackie Clark
  • Date: 11/25/2015

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When Vice President Joe Biden announced last month that he was not going to seek the presidential nomination for the Democratic Party, he stated that he wanted his legacy to lie in another direction altogether. Specifically, he stated that he would much rather spend his time pursuing a “moon shot” to cure cancer.

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Tweet Chat Recap: Myths & Facts for Mesothelioma Awareness Day

  • Author: Jackie Clark
  • Date: 9/29/2015

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This past Friday, September 25th, was the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance’s first #MesoAwarenessDay tweet chat, when the mesothelioma community had an opportunity to share information about mesothelioma, a deadly and rare form of cancer caused by asbestos.

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Mesothelioma Awareness Day Tweet Chat Announcement

  • Author: Jackie Clark
  • Date: 9/10/2015

On Friday, September 25th, the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance will host its first annual Mesothelioma Awareness Day tweet chat. Mesothelioma Awareness Day is a day dedicated to raising awareness about this deadly and preventable disease.

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Death with Dignity Act: A Terminally Ill Patient's Right to Die

  • Author: Jackie Clark
  • Date: 9/4/2015

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End-of-life care is, in broad terms, health care for patients with advanced or incurable conditions. This area of health care often opens up a number of sensitive treatment discussions and questions. There are questions regarding palliative care, a patient’s right to self-determination of treatment or life, and whether medical experimentation or intervention would be beneficial. Ultimately, the biggest discussion point surrounding treating terminal illness is that of patient autonomy, specifically regarding their right to choose how they want to die.

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About Jackie

  • Joined MCA in 2009
  • Manages the MCA Advocate of the Month Program
  • Develops medical content and outreach initiatives
  • Specializes in alternative therapies, cancer support initiatives and social media campaigns

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September 26, 2016
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Mesothelioma Awareness Day: Favorite MAD Moments and What MAD Means

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September 26, 2016

Mesothelioma Awareness Day

“The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation is pleased to announce Mesothelioma Awareness Day to be held on September 26. Together with Meso Foundation volunteers, participants can take part in awareness activities across the nation to help make this event a success.”


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International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma: Chicago

“In an effort to make it easier for our community to join us face-to-face, in 2016 the International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma will consist of three individual conferences in three major cities: Houston, San Francisco, and Chicago.”

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