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Resource Links

 

The following lists represent a partial sampling of the online resources available to the victims of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. The list is constantly being updated, so check back periodically for new links and websites.

 

 

Government Websites on Asbestos and Mesothelioma

 

Agency for Toxic Substance & Disease Registry (ATSDR) website on asbestos - http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/asbestos

ATSDR site reports on Libby, Montana and related exposure sites – http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/asbestos/sites/national_map/index.html

 

Consumer Product safety Commission: asbestos sources in the home - http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/453.html

 

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asbestos website - http://www.epa.gov/asbestos

EPA state asbestos contacts list - http://www.epa.gov/asbestos/statecontacts/index.html

 

Health and Safety Executive (independent British agency) asbestos website - http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos

 

National Cancer Institute (NCI) - http://www.cancer.gov

NCI mesothelioma gateway - http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/malignantmesothelioma

NCI asbestos fact sheet - http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/asbestos

 

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) asbestos website - http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/asbestos

 

 

Asbestos and Mesothelioma Victims Advocacy Groups

 

Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (http://www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org)

 

Environmental Working Group asbestos pages (http://www.ewg.org/sites/asbestos/facts)

 

International Mesothelioma Program (http://www.brighamandwomens.org/.../mesothelioma/default.aspx)

 

 

National support groups

 

Some excellent organizations provide support for people with life-threatening illnesses and their families:

 

CaringBridge (www.caringbridge.org) – Offers free patient websites to connect people experiencing a significant health challenge with families and friends, helping patients during their health journeys.

 

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (www.nhpco.org)

 

Supportive Care Coalition (www.supportivecarecoalition.org) – Catholic advocacy organization for palliative care and end-of-life care.

 

 

National cancer organizations

 

Some of the best work in the fight against mesothelioma is being done by organizations that focus on all types of cancer, not just mesothelioma.

 

American Cancer Society (http://www.cancer.org)

 

Cancer Fund of America (www.cfoa.org)

 

Cancer Hope Network (http://www.cancerhopenetwork.org)

 

Lung Cancer Alliance (www.lungcanceralliance.org)

 

LUNGevity Foundation (http://events.lungevity.org/site/PageServer)

 

National Foundation for Cancer Research (http://www.nfcr.org)

 

 

State cancer organizations

 

Many state and local cancer-related charities exist to provide treatment, support and research funds in the battle against cancer. Many of these were formed to honor individuals who died of cancer. Potential doors to these non-profits are advised to research both the programs that the organizations sponsor and the percentage of their contributions that go to those programs:

 

Alabama

Alabama Foundation for Oncology 205-877-2224

Cancer Wellness Foundation of Central Alabama 334-273-2279

 

Alaska

First City Council on Cancer 907-225-7335

Alaska Cancer Care Alliance 907-257-9837

 

Arizona

Sail Through Cancer Foundation 602-370-2001

Desert Cancer Foundation of Arizona 480-763-6897

Rock Away Cancer Foundation 602-758-0787

Lucy B. Drewes Rare Cancer Foundation 888-412-5829

 

Arkansas

Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Foundation 501-526-2277

Arkansas Cancer Coalition 501-603-5225

 

California

Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation 415-357-1278

John McNamara Foundation 818-429-9431

The Beverly Fund

City of Hope 626-256-4673

Bay Area Tumor Institute 510-465-2242

Cancer Federation 951-849-4325

Northern California Cancer Center 510-608-5000

Canary Foundation 408-277-6106

 

Colorado

Colorado Cancer Foundation 303-530-1541

Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers Foundation 303-930-7822

Cancer League of Colorado 303-292-8065

 

Connecticut

Connecticut Sports Foundation Against Cancer 860-388-0788

Center for Cancer Care Foundation 860-482-5384

Connecticut Cancer Partnership 203-379-4860

Alliance For Cancer Gene Therapy 203-358-8000

ECHO Cancer Foundation 860-886-8362

 

Delaware

Cancer Care Connection 866-266-7008

Fire Fighter Cancer Foundation 866-411-3323

 

Florida

Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys 305-294-7300

The Simon Cancer Foundation 954-288-8455

 

Georgia

Georgia Cancer Foundation 888-441-2873

Georgia Cancer Coalition 404-584-7720

East Georgia Cancer Coalition 706-542-6443

Joan Gaeta Lung Cancer Foundation 404-435-7376

 

Hawaii

Pacific Cancer Foundation 808-243-2999

 

Idaho

Snake River Cancer Alliance

 

Illinois

Gateway for Cancer Research 847-342-7450

Peoria Cancer Center Foundation 866-662-6564

Coleman Foundation, Inc. 312-902-7120

Walter Payton Cancer Fund 847-342-7450

 

Indiana

Walther Cancer Foundation 317-708-6101

Indiana Cancer Research Foundation 317- 915-5648

Heroes Foundation 317-255-6467

Gerald P. Murphy Cancer Foundation 765-775-1005

 

Iowa

Iowa Cancer Research Foundation 515-270-8931

 

Kansas

Kansas Coalition for Lifesaving Cures 800-821-2658

 

Kentucky

Lexington Cancer Foundation, Inc. 859-388-2620

Markey Cancer Foundation 859-323-6448

 

Louisiana

Louisiana Cancer Foundation 318-327-1996

Cancer Foundation League 318-327-1953

Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium 504-598-1557

 

Maine

Maine Cancer Foundation 207-773-2533

Mary's Walk

 

Maryland

National Foundation for Cancer Research 800-321-2873

Lung Cancer Alliance 202-463-2080

 

Massachusetts

Sue de Vries Cancer Foundation

The Kenneth B. Schwartz Center 617-724-4746

The Jimmy Fund 800-525-4669

 

Michigan

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute 800-527-6266

Michigan Cancer Consortium 877-588-6224

Michigan Cancer Research Consortium CCOP 877-590-5995

Keith Anthony Baker Memorial Foundation, Inc. 313-831-7620

Gianni Ferrarotti Lung Cancer Foundation

 

Minnesota

Angel Foundation 952-830-0519

Minnesota Cancer Alliance 651-201-3605

Lung Cancer Foundation of America 507-354-1361

 

Mississippi

Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation 662-453-3688

Wings Cancer Foundation 662-996-1083

 

Missouri

Arch Research and Education Foundation 314-628-1210

The Hope Light Foundation 314-838-4959

Touched By Cancer Foundation 816-505-0040

R.A. Bloch Cancer Foundation, Inc. 816-854-5050

 

Montana

Montana Cancer Institute Foundation 406-329-5663

Montana Cancer Coalition 406-444-6888

 

Nebraska

Harper's Hope 402-354-4673

 

Nevada

Reno Cancer Foundation 775-329-1970

Nevada Cancer Research Foundation 702-384-0013

Cancer Research Foundation 800-968-2873

 

New Hampshire

Jen's Friends Cancer Foundation 603-356-5083

New Hampshire Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration 603-225-0900

 

New Jersey

Cancer Foundation for Personal Appearance Inc. 877-711-9600

Lung Cancer Circle of Hope 732-363-4426

Living With Dignity 908-204-8906

The Cancer Institute of New Jersey Foundation 732-235-8614

 

New Mexico

New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation 505-828-3789

New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance 505-272-7813

 

New York

Lung Cancer Research Foundation 212-332-4403

Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation 212-348-0136

Cancer Care 800-813-4673

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation 877-722-6237

Joan's Legacy: Uniting Against Lung Cancer 212-627-5500

 

North Carolina

The V Foundation for Cancer Research 919-380-9505

Kate MacIntyre Foundation 704-895-8955

Addi's Cure

 

North Dakota

North Dakota Cancer Coalition

 

Ohio

North Coast Cancer Foundation 419-609-2888

Haven of Hope Cancer Foundation 614-383-6256

Stephen A. Comunale Jr. Family Cancer Foundation 330-835-5985

Kati's Hope Foundation for Mesothelioma 216-378-0008

 

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation 800-522-0211

 

Oregon

Answer to Cancer Foundation

Cancer Care Resources 503-528-5236

 

Pennsylvania

Cancer Recovery Foundation of America 800-238-6479

OncoLink

 

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Cancer Council, Inc. 401-728-4800

 

South Carolina

Ascend Foundation 843-225-4055

South Carolina Cancer Alliance 866-745-5680

Paws For a Cause

Savannah River Cancer Foundation 866-870-5433

 

South Dakota

Comprehensive Cancer Control South Dakota 605-224-3595

 

Tennessee

Cancer Research Institute of West Tennessee 731-989-9411

Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation 615-467-1936

Wings Cancer Foundation 901-322-0447

Wings Cancer Foundation 901-322-2984

 

Texas

Rexanna's Foundation

The New Face of Cancer Foundation

Cancer Foundation For Life 903-561-0149

Vannie E. Cook Jr. Cancer Foundation 956-687-5146

South Texas Cancer Foundation 210-885-8927

Todd Christopher Legacy of Love Cancer Foundation 409-892-5886

Lance Armstrong Foundation

 

Utah

Cancer Wellness House 801-236-2294

Chase Pullan Foundation

Huntsman Cancer Foundation 801-584-5800

Utah Cancer Action Network

Utah Cancer Crusaders 801-863-6351

Utah Cancer Foundation 801-281-6861

 

Vermont

Vermont Cancer Survivor Network 800-652-5064

 

Virginia

Cancer Care Foundation of Tidewater 866-461-8488

Grace Oughton Cancer Foundation 888-900-4623

Virginia Cancer Plan Action Coalition

Foundation For Cancer Research & Education 434-974-1303

The Thomas G. Labrecque Foundation 703-539-5705

Prevent Cancer Foundation 800-227-2732

Abigail Alliance

The ASCO Cancer Foundation 571-483-1300

 

Washington

Cancer Research And Biostatistics 206-652-9711

Caring Ambassadors Lung Cancer Program 360-816-4186

Kiteboarding 4 Cancer

Teri Kuhlman Cancer Foundation

 

West Virginia

Wetzel County Cancer Coalition 304-775-2175

 

Wisconsin

William A Jacobsen Cancer Foundation 414-351-0334

National Lung Cancer Partnership 608-233-7905

 

Wyoming

Whedon Cancer Foundation 307-672-2941

Wyoming Comprehensive Cancer Control Consortium 307-777-8609

Cowboys Against Cancer 307-382-9606