Everyone has had a loved one that has passed away too soon. On March 26, 2013, Laurie’s sister passed away from Mesothelioma. She was diagnosed January 21, 2013. She left behind 4 beautiful children and a husband, 5 siblings, tons of nephews and nieces and many friends. She was too young. She was completely asymptomatic when they caught it. She went through numerus tests that didn’t find anything. When the ultrasound found a mass in her lower abdomen, the doctors were able to take a biopsy. During her surgery to obtain a biopsy the doctor had no need to obtain tissue from the mass due to the cancer had spread throughout her entire peritoneum. She was stage 4 and her time with us was limited. There was not many treatment options. We were devastated.
This was, as you can imagine, devastating.
We decided to reach out to our family, friends in hopes you can support us on this mission.
We also welcome anyone interested in joining us for a 5k walk or a 5k run on . If you want to just contribute with a monetary donation, we thank you.
5k Walk/Run : September 29, 2018
Plainfield South High School
Walk/Run starts 9am
If you want to walk or run the 5k, please hit the registration tab. If you just want to donate, hit the donate now tab.
Please help us share our link, our team and our fundraising opportunity. As much as it is hard for Laurie and I to ask for help, we know a collective effort will only help the foundation to continue its research.
Approximately, 43,000 people die from Mesothelioma each year around the world. The majority of people who are diagnosed with Mesothelioma do not find out until it is too late. The cancer is only detected via MRI, ultrasounds or x-rays. If Mesothelioma is caught early the average survival time is 12-18 months, if it is detected in late stages the survival time averages from 4-8 months. THERE IS NO CURE.
Mesothelioma is an environmental cancer, it is caused by exposure to asbestos, and asbestos can be anywhere. Mesothelioma affects people of all ages regardless of their career choice.
Our goal is to raise awareness and money for the Meso foundation. This foundation is currently the only non-profit organization that is devoted to research for mesothelioma. Due to the numerous television commercials, people often assume that Mesothelioma research is well funded. However, that money is for the victims and their families only, NONE OF IT GOES TOWARDS FINDING A CURE. Research for Mesothelioma is extremely important so that we can one day have it detected via other means, like routine bloodwork, better treatment options, prevention, and an ultimate cure.
Please join us to honor Janet Palmisano and to raise money for the Meso foundation.
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