In 2000, a coalition of patients, families, doctors (including Dr. Nicholas Vogelzang) and other advocates came together to create an independent source of funding for mesothelioma research. To date, Mesothelioma Applied Research Group or MARF is the only nonprofit charity organization dedicated to ending mesothelioma. In addition to providing money for grants to fight mesothelioma, it has also grown to be an excellent resource for patients and their families and is a place where patients and loved ones can share stories and information in fighting cancer. Annually, members of the Vogelzang Law team attend the International Symposium hosted by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation where they also have an opportunity to meet with the nation’s top doctors on mesothelioma and attend workshops.
Vogelzang Law has supported MARF and their work for many years, both through attending conferences and providing financial contributions. Vogelzang Law has decided that the first annual Mesothelioma Race for Justice 5K will benefit MARF and is hopeful that the organization will continue to grow, enabling it to fill the inequitable funding deficit for mesothelioma research.
A few words from our charity partner, MARF:
We seek to marshal and utilize these resources responsibly, as effectively as possible, with financial transparency and by adhering to health policy guidelines that foster ethical clinical and administrative practices, and ethical decision making to:
- Offer hope and support to patients and families by educating them on the disease, helping them to obtain the most up-to-date information on treatment options and to connect with meso treatment specialists, and providing them assistance, emotional support and community with others;
- Fund the highest quality and most promising meso research projects from around the world through rigorous peer-review; and
- Raise awareness of meso, and advocate that the public and private sectors partner in the effort to cure it by directing the resources needed to stop this global tragedy
Your help is essential to help the cause of mesothelioma rise above apathy and various political, legal, and economic obstacles. Get involved with MARF today!
Due to the rarity and complexity of mesothelioma, it is essential that patients seek care from experts familiar with the disease and state-of-the-art treatments. The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation’s medical liaison can assist you in locating the best mesothelioma specialist to meet your particular needs.
MARF can also provide you with referrals for mesothelioma clinical trials and standard therapies.
2018 Race Results
- Brittney Mills – 19:19.3
- Andrew Warren – 19:37.3
- Michael Flynn – 20:59.0
- Wilson Diaz – 22:12.7
- Bobbie Irvin – 22:27.8
- Bill Blaettler – 23:40.6
- Will Capito – 23:57.4
- Jacob Lindsey – 24:42.9
- Mike Martinez – 25:06.2
- Nicholas Vogelzang – 25:06.9