Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation

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What is the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation?
What is the mission of the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation?
Why launch the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation now?
Who benefits from the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation?
How can I apply for funding from the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation?
How will the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation raise funds?

Q: What is the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation?
A: The Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation is a private 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded by the Simmons Law Firm. Through the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation, we strive to raise awareness, support patients and their families, and provide funding for researchers who advance the search for new treatments, and, ultimately, a cure for this devastating disease. Learn more about the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation.

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Q: What is the mission of the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation?
A: The mission of the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation is to support the mesothelioma medical and advocacy communities. Mesothelioma is a rare cancer and “orphan” disease that impacts the lives of 3,000 people and their families each year. The Foundation will provide much-needed financial, organizational, volunteer, and other resources, to support the national efforts of medical experts and researchers, hospitals, universities, patient caregivers, advocates, and philanthropic organizations in the pursuit of improved quality of life for patients and, ultimately, to find a cure for mesothelioma.

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Q: Why launch the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation now?
A: Asbestos-related diseases continue to take the lives of 10,000 Americans each year. Many have already joined the fight against these deadly diseases, but ongoing support is needed. By providing much-needed funding, raising awareness through education, and supporting the needs of patients and their families, the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation works to expand the impact of the many passionate organizations and individuals who have already joined the battle to make a difference on the lives of mesothelioma victims and their families. Learn more about the devastating impact of mesothelioma.

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Q: Who benefits from the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation?
A: The Foundation’s goal is to advance research and care for mesothelioma victims. Recipients of funding include National Cancer Institute-designated organizations, mesothelioma experts, researchers, hospitals, and others. Request for funding will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about how the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation supports current mesothelioma research.

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Q: How can I apply for funding from the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation?
A: You may request funding directly through this site using our online Funding Request form. All requests for funding are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Research applicants must be established in the field of mesothelioma research and associated with an institution approved by the National Cancer Institute. Visit Current Research to learn about eligibility requirements and programs that have already received funding.

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Q: How will the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation raise funds?
A: The Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation is a private non-profit organization. Funding will come from the Simmons Law Firm. Additionally, through programs like Miles for Meso, the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation intends to support the work of researchers, hospitals and advocacy groups.

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