Resource Links

The following lists represent a partial sampling of the online resources available to the victims of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.

 

Government Websites on Asbestos and Mesothelioma

 

U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR)

http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/asbestos

https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/substances/toxsubstance.asp?toxid=4

https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/news/displaynews.asp?PRid=2315

https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/news/displaynews.asp?PRid=2078

https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/news/displaynews.asp?PRid=1870

https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/news/displaynews.asp?PRid=2419

(800) 232-4636

 

U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/asbestos

(800) 321-6742

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

https://www.cpsc.gov/safety-education/safety-guides/home/asbestos-home

(800) 638-2772

 

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

http://www.epa.gov/asbestos

https://www.epa.gov/asbestos/state-asbestos-contacts

(800) 368-5888

 

British Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos

+44 0300 003 1747

 

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

http://www.cancer.gov

https://www.cancer.gov/types/mesothelioma

https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/substances/asbestos/asbestos-fact-sheet

(800) 422-6237

 

 

Asbestos and Mesothelioma Victims Advocacy Groups

 

Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO)

http://www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org

 

Environmental Working Group (EWG)

http://www.ewg.org/asbestos/facts/fact1.php

http://www.ewg.org/asbestos/maps/shipment_data.php

http://www.ewg.org/asbestos/maps/phaseIsitesmap.php

 

International Mesothelioma Program (IMP)

https://impmeso.org/

(617) 732-5922

 

Lung Cancer Alliance

http://www.lungcanceralliance.org/

(800) 298-2436

 

Lung Cancer Online

http://www.lungcanceronline.org

 

 

National Support Groups

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

 

CaringBridge

www.caringbridge.org

(651) 789-2300

 

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

www.nhpco.org

(703) 837-1500

 

Supportive Care Coalition

www.supportivecarecoalition.org

(503) 216-5376

 

 

National Cancer Organizations

Some of the best work against Mesothelioma is being done organizations that focus on all types of cancer, not just Mesothelioma:

 

American Cancer Society

http://www.cancer.org

(800) 227-2345

 

American Lung Association

http://www.lung.org

(800) 586-4872

 

Cancer Hope Network

http://www.cancerhopenetwork.org

(908) 879-6518

 

LUNGevity Foundation

https://www.lungevity.org

(844) 360-5864

 

National Foundation for Cancer Research

http://www.nfcr.org

(800) 321-2873

 

 

State Cancer Organizations

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

 

Alabama

 

Cancer Wellness Foundation of Central Alabama

www.cancerwellnessfoundation.org

(334) 273-2279

 

Alaska

 

First City Council on Cancer

http://firstcitycounciloncancer.org

907-225-7335

 

Interior Alaska Cancer Association

http://www.interioralaskacancer.org

(907) 374-0974

 

Cancer Connection

http://www.cancerconnectionak.org

(866) 376-2273

 

Arizona

 

Desert Cancer Foundation of Arizona

https://desertcanceraz.org

(480) 763-6897

 

Cancer Support Community Arizona

http://cscaz.org

(602) 712-1006

 

Arkansas

 

Arkansas Cancer Coalition

http://www.arcancercoalition.org

(501) 404-2363

 

Hope Cancer Resources

http://hopecancerresources.org/cancerresources.htm

(479) 361-5847

 

California

 

Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation

http://www.lungcancerfoundation.org

(650) 598-2857

 

The Johnny Mac Foundation

www.johnnymacfoundation.org

 

The Bay Area Tumor Institute

http://www.bati.org

(510) 465-8570

 

The Cancer Federation

http://cancerfed.org

(951) 849-4325

 

Cancer Prevention Institute of California

http://www.cpic.org

(510) 608-5000

 

Canary Foundation

http://www.canaryfoundation.org

(650) 646-3200

 

Colorado

 

Colorado Cancer Foundation

https://www.coloradocancerfoundation.org

 

Colorado Cancer Coalition

https://www.coloradocancercoalition.org

(303) 910-4682

 

Cancer League of Colorado

http://cancerleague.org

(303) 281-9864

 

Rocky Mountain Cancer Assistance

http://www.rockymountaincancerassistance.org

(720) 229-0303

 

Ray of Hope Cancer Foundation

http://rayofhopecolorado.org

(720) 238-5401

 

Connecticut

 

Connecticut Sports Foundation

http://www.sportsfoundation.org

(860) 388-0788

 

Connecticut Cancer Partnership

http://ctcancerpartnership.org

(203) 379-4860

 

Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy

http://www.acgtfoundation.org

(203) 358-5055

 

The ECHO Cancer Foundation

http://www.echocancerfoundation.com

(860) 866-8362

 

Delaware

 

Cancer Care Connection

http://www.cancercareconnection.org

(866) 266-7008

 

Fire Fighter Cancer Foundation

http://www.ffcancer.org

(866) 411-3323

 

Florida

 

Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys

http://www.keyscancer.org

(305) 294-7300

 

The Simon Cancer Foundation

http://www.thescf.org

 

Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation

http://foundation.flcancer.com

(941) 677-7181

 

South Florida Cancer Association

http://sflca.org

(786) 319-6912

 

Joey’s Wings

http://joeywings.org

(352) 538-2155

 

Georgia

 

The Cancer Foundation of Northeast Georgia

http://www.cancerfoundationofnega.org

(706) 353-4354

 

Georgia Cancer Coalition

http://www.georgiacancer.org

(404) 584-7720

 

East Georgia Cancer Coalition

http://eastgeorgiacancer.org

(706) 542-6449

 

The Joan Gaeta Lung Cancer Foundation

http://www.gaetafund.org

(404) 987-0792

 

Hawaii

 

Pacific Cancer Foundation

http://www.pacificcancerfoundation.org

(808) 242-7661

 

Idaho

 

Snake River Cancer Alliance

http://www.tetoncancer.com/snake-river-cancer-alliance---support-group

(208) 542-0875

 

Comprehensive Cancer Alliance of Idaho

http://www.ccaidaho.org

 

Idaho Society of Clinical Oncology

https://www.idsco.org

(918) 261-8951

 

Illinois

 

Gateway for Cancer Research

https://www.gatewaycr.org

(888) 221-2873

 

Illinois CancerCare Foundation

http://www.illinoiscancer.com

(866) 662-6564

 

The Coleman Foundation

https://colemanfoundationorg.presencehost.net

(312) 902-7120

 

Indiana

 

Walther Cancer Foundation, Inc.

http://www.walther.org

(317) 708-6101

 

Heroes Foundation

http://www.heroesfoundation.org

(317) 983-6580

 

Gerald P. Murphy Cancer Foundation

http://www.gpmcf.org

(765) 775-1005

 

Iowa

 

Iowa Cancer Consortium

http://canceriowa.org/Home.aspx

(319) 467-4569

 

Kansas

 

Cancer Action

http://www.canceractionkc.org

(913) 321-8880

 

R.A. Bloch Cancer Foundation

http://blochcancer.org

(800) 433-0464

 

Kentucky

 

Lexington Cancer Foundation, Inc.

http://lexingtoncancerfoundation.org

(888) 388-2620

 

UK Markey Cancer Foundation

https://ukmarkey.org

(859) 323-6448

 

Kentucky Cancer Foundation

http://kentuckycancerfoundation.com

(859) 489-9135

 

Louisiana

 

Louisiana Cancer Foundation

http://lacancerfoundation.org

(318) 966-1900

 

Cancer Foundation League

http://www.cancerfoundationleague.com

(318) 966-1953

 

Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium

http://www.louisianacancercenter.org

(504) 210-1591

 

Cancer Associates of Greater New Orleans

http://www.cagno.org/wp

(800) 624-2039

 

Maine

 

Maine Cancer Foundation

http://mainecancer.org

(207) 773-2533

 

Cancer Community Center

https://cancercommunitycenter.org/contact

(207) 774-2200

 

Maryland

 

National Foundation for Cancer Research

http://nfcr.org

(800) 321-2873

 

Cancer Support Foundation

http://www.cancersupportfoundation.org

(410) 964-9563

 

Massachusetts

 

Sue de Vries Cancer Foundation

http://www.suedevriescancerfoundation.org

 

The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare

http://www.theschwartzcenter.org

(617) 724-4746

 

The Jimmy Fund

http://www.jimmyfund.org

(800) 525-4669

 

Michigan

 

Michigan Cancer Consortium

http://www.michigancancer.org

(877) 588-6224

 

Michigan Cancer Research Consortium

http://www.mcrconline.org

(877) 590-5995

 

Gianna Ferrarotti Lung Cancer Foundation

http://www.gianniscause.net

(313) 680-0983

 

Minnesota

 

Angel Foundation

https://mnangel.org

(612) 627-9000

 

Minnesota Cancer Alliance

http://mncanceralliance.org

(612) 624-4099

 

Lung Cancer Foundation of America

http://lcfamerica.org

(507) 354-1361

 

Mississippi

 

Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation

http://www.flhcf.com/home.aspx

 

Missouri

 

The Hope Light Foundation

http://www.hopelightproject.com

(314) 389-4959

 

R.A. Bloch Cancer Foundation

http://blochcancer.org

(800) 433-0464

 

Montana

 

Montana Cancer Coalition

http://mtcancercoalition.org

(406) 444-7858

 

Montana Cancer Consortium

http://mtcancer.org

(405) 969-6060

 

Wings Regional Cancer Support

http://wingsnwmontana.com

(406) 257-9464

 

Nebraska

 

Harper’s Hope

http://www.harpershope.org

(402) 354-4673

 

Nebraska Cancer Coalition

https://www.necancer.org

 

Nevada

 

Sail Through Cancer Foundation

http://www.sailthrucancer.org/main.html?src=%2F#1,0

(310) 923-1259

 

Reno Cancer Foundation

http://www.renocancerfoundation.org

(775) 329-1970

 

Nevada Cancer Research Foundation

http://www.sncrf.org

(702) 384-0013

 

New Hampshire

 

Jen’s Friends Cancer Foundation

http://www.jensfriends.org

(603) 356-5083

 

New Hampshire Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration

http://www.nhcancerplan.org

(603) 415-4276

 

New Jersey

 

Lung Cancer Circle of Hope

http://www.lungcancercircleofhope.org

 

David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation

http://davidsdreamandbelieve.org

(609) 489-0011

 

New Mexico

 

New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation

https://nmcancercenter.org/foundation

(505) 828-3789

 

New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance

http://nmcca.org

(505) 272-7799

 

New York

 

Lung Cancer Research Foundation

https://www.lungcancerresearchfoundation.org

(212) 588-1580

 

Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation

http://www.waxmancancer.org

(212) 867-4502

 

Cancer Care

http://www.cancercare.org

(800) 813-4673

 

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

https://www.damonrunyon.org

(877) 722-6237

 

North Carolina

 

The V Foundation for Cancer Research

https://www.jimmyv.org

(919) 380-9505

 

Kate MacIntyre Foundation

http://www.katemacintyrefoundation.com

(502) 314-9208

 

Addi’s Cure

http://www.addiscure.org

 

The Rare Cancer Research Foundation

https://rarecancer.org

(919) 827-8373

 

North Dakota

 

North Dakota Cancer Coalition

https://www.ndcancercoalition.org

(701) 328-3046

 

Ohio

 

North Coast Cancer Foundation

http://www.northcoastcancerfoundation.org

 

Mount Carmel Foundation Haven of Hope

http://www.zangcenter.com/ohio-cancer-information/haven-of-hope

(614) 383-6256

 

Stephen A. Comunale, Jr. Family Cancer Foundation

http://www.stephencomunale.org

(330) 835-5985

 

The Gathering Place

https://touchedbycancer.org

(216) 595-9546

 

Ohio Cancer Research

http://www.ohiocancer.org

(800) 232-6272

 

Oklahoma

 

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

https://omrf.org

(800) 522-0211

 

Angel Flight, Inc.

http://www.angelflight.com

(918) 749-8992


 

Oregon

 

Answer2Cancer

http://www.answer2cancer.org

 

Taking Care Cancer

http://www.takingcarecancer.org

(503) 313-1888

 

Caring Ambassadors Program, Inc.

http://lungcancercap.org

(503) 632-9032

 

Pennsylvania

 

Cancer Recovery Foundation International

http://www.cancerrecovery.org

(800) 238-6479

 

OncoLink

https://www.oncolink.org

(215) 349-8895

 

The Erie Community Foundation

http://www.eriecommunityfoundation.org

(814) 454-0843

 

Rhode Island

 

Rhode Island Foundation

http://www.rifoundation.org/Home.aspx

(401) 274-4564

 

 

South Carolina

 

ASCEND Foundation

http://www.ascendfoundation.org

(843) 225-4055

 

South Carolina Cancer Alliance

http://www.sccancer.org

(803) 708-4732

 

Savannah River Cancer Foundation

http://can-hope.org

(803) 649-5433

 

South Dakota

 

South Dakota Cancer Coalition

http://www.cancersd.com

 

New Hope Cancer Foundation

http://newhopecancerfoundation.org

 

Tennessee

 

Cancer Research Institute of West Tennessee

http://www.cancerfoundation.com

 

PearlPoint Cancer Support

https://www.pearlpoint.org

(877) 467-1936

 

WINGS Supportive Care Division

http://www.westcancercenter.org/philanthropy/give/wings-supportive-services


 

Texas

 

Rexanna’s Foundation

http://rexannasfoundation.org

 

Cancer Foundation For Life

http://www.cancerfoundationforlife.org

(877) 961-0149

 

Vannie E. Cook Jr. Cancer Foundation

http://www.vanniecook.org

(956) 687-5146

 

Todd Christopher Legacy of Love Cancer Foundation

http://www.christopherlegacyoflove.org

(409) 838-6412

 

LIVESTRONG

https://www.livestrong.org

(855) 220-7777

 

Utah

 

Cancer Wellness House

http://www.cancer-wellness.org

(801) 236-2294

 

Huntsman Cancer Foundation

http://healthcare.utah.edu/huntsmancancerinstitute/giving/huntsman-cancer-foundation

(877) 585-0303

 

Utah Cancer Action Network

http://www.ucan.cc

(888) 222-2542

 

Utah Cancer Crusaders

http://utahcancercrusaders.pledgepage.org

(801) 899-5231

 

Utah Cancer Foundation

https://utahcancerfoundation.com

(801) 281-6861

 

Vermont

 

Vermont Cancer Survivor Network

http://vcsn.net

(800) 652-5064

 

Cancer Patient Support Foundation of Vermont

http://www.cpspvt.org

(802) 488-5495

 

Virginia

 

Cancer Care Foundation of Tidewater

http://www.ccfot.org

(757) 461-8488

 

Grace Oughton Cancer Foundation

http://thegocf.org

(888) 900-4623

 

Cancer Action Coalition of Virginia

http://cancercoalitionofvirginia.org

 

Foundation For Cancer Research & Education

http://www.thefcre.org

(434) 220-4539

 

Thomas G. Labrecque Foundation

https://tglfoundation.com

(703) 299-9610

 

Prevent Cancer Foundation

http://preventcancer.org

(800) 227-2732

 

Abigail Alliance

http://www.abigail-alliance.org

(703) 646-5306

 

Conquer Cancer Foundation

https://www.conquer.org

(571) 483-1700

 

Washington

 

Cancer Research And Biostatistics

http://www.crab.org

(206) 652-9711

 

Kiteboard 4 Cancer

https://www.kb4c.org

 

Teri Lynn Kuhlman Cancer Foundation

http://www.tlkcancerfoundation.org

 

The Max Foundation

https://www.themaxfoundation.org

(425) 778-8660

 

West Virginia

 

West Virginia Rural Health Association

http://wvrha.org

(304) 890-7017

 

Davis Health System Foundation

http://www.dhsfoundation.com

(304) 630-3043

 

Wisconsin

 

Free to Breath

http://www.freetobreathe.org

(844) 835-4325

 

Spierings Cancer Foundation

http://spieringscancerfoundation.org

(920) 788-7189

 

Wyoming

 

Whedon Cancer Detection Foundation

http://www.whedoncancer.org

(307) 751-1089

 

Wyoming Cancer Coalition

http://fightcancerwy.com

(307) 777-8609

 

Cowboys Against Cancer

http://cowboysagainstcancer.com

(307) 382-9606