In our Veteran’s Day "
Call to Arms" post, we addressed the Federal Government’s failure to adequately
care for veterans diagnosed with service-related mesothelioma, who account
for one-third of Americans who get this deadly disease.
In the weeks that have followed, we have sent letters to our friends, clients
and clients’ families enlisting their support in the effort to get
the VA to fund the “Elmo Zumwalt Mesothelioma Treatment and Research
Center” which will provide world-class treatment to veterans around
the country and conduct much-needed research into cures and treatment
advances that will benefit all persons suffering from this disease, not
Our thanks go out to everyone who has forwarded the letters to their senators
and congresspersons. Additional packets are being sent out as we speak.
If you haven’t sent the letters, please do so as soon as possible.
If you want additional copies of the letters to have friends of family
send, let us know and we’ll send more!
We’re pleased to report that the
Pacific Meso Center
has now joined the effort to garner much-needed public support for this
worthy cause by establishing an
online petition to “Help Veterans Stricken with Service-Connected Mesothelioma.”
Even if you have already sent the letters that were issued by our office,
we urge you to sign the Pacific Meso Center’s online petition. The
Federal government has ignored this problem for decades. We need to do
everything we can to let them know what an insult their continued inaction
is to the vets who have and will continue to suffer from service-related
"We encourage everyone to sign this petition and to send it out to
their friends and family via email, Twitter and Facebook", said Clare
Cameron, Executive Director of The Pacific Meso Center. "With enough
signatures we can make a change and get the Admiral Zumwalt Center for
Mesothelioma Excellence funded, and give our veterans suffering with mesothelioma
a fighting chance".
So please sign the
now! It will take you less than a minute.