Turning the World Blue
Another way we can bring awareness is by turning the world blue on the 26th! I wear my Mesothelioma Foundation t-shirt and have even dyed my hair blue for the week. Many members of the community have also taken it upon themselves to have landmark lights across the country turned blue for the evening of September 26th.
In Minneapolis, we have the 35W Bridge that is lit for different occasions. I was able to have it lit blue that day, along with four other places around the Twin Cities. An official list can be found here. Go out and snap a few pictures to share!
The Importance of Mesothelioma Awareness Day
As a mesothelioma survivor, it makes my heart happy seeing participation in this day grow from a handful of people meeting in NYC to so many people come together across the country to commemorate the day. At the same time, it serves as a reminder that this cancer is incredibly rare. About 3,000 people per year are diagnosed, and for many it’s too late to do much more than comfort care.
Awareness is the first step and raising badly needed funds for research is the next. I’m glad I can lend my voice and talents to both bringing awareness and raising money for mesothelioma. If you would like more information on anything I have written about, don’t hesitate to contact me. I can help you organize an awareness event or fundraiser in your area.