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Another Permanent Proclaimation of Meso Awareness Day …

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State of Virginia Passes and Signs Permanent Proclamation of Mesothelioma Awareness Day

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) announced Monday that the State of Virginia is the eleventh state to pass a permanent proclamation marking every September 26 ‘mesothelioma awareness day’.

Robena Reid, a tireless mesothelioma advocate and ambassador who lost her mother to mesothelioma, worked closely with her state delegate, Mark Sickles (D-Franconia), to introduce the proclamation (HJ120) into the Virginia legislature. The proclamation passed the Virginia House and Senate on February 29, 2012.

This morning, Robena Reid along with Meso Foundation’s Executive Director, Kathy Wiedemer, and Meso Foundation’s Government Affairs Director, Jessica Barker, attended the signing of the proclamation by Governor Bob McDonnell in Richmond, Virginia.

“We are grateful to the Virginia Legislature for bringing much-needed attention to this often neglected cancer, and we hope this will prompt Virginians, as well as others, to learn more about this dangerous disease,” said the executive director of the Meso Foundation, Kathy Wiedemer.

The text of the proclamation can be found on the Virginia’s Legislative website at http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?121+cab+HC10119HJ0120+UCRR

To read the full article presented by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation click on this link.

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