#ActionMeso is a campaign that brings together the diverse mesothelioma community with a single voice.
Driven by the UK Mesothelioma Alliance, it is the first time that so many patient support groups and charities have joined forces to raise awareness of mesothelioma.
Our aim is also to get the rest of the mesothelioma community on board including patients, carers, healthcare & legal professionals together with the asbestos removal firms and the construction industry.
Basically, we want as many people as possible to come together.
We are calling for action to be taken to eradicate this incurable but preventable disease.
What does #ActionMeso hope to achieve?
We have two clear goals…AWARENESS and ERADICATION:
1. Make every person in the UK aware of mesothelioma and the dangers of asbestos
2. Eradicate mesothelioma and asbestos: Promote the Mesothelioma Patient Charter to healthcare providers, the Government and employers as the action we expect them to take
How do we plan to achieve these goals?
We are planning a series of activities to raise awareness of mesothelioma and the dangers of asbestos under the hashtag #ActionMeso.
These will lead to major events, Action Mesothelioma Days (AMD), that we hope will capture the public’s imagination and reach a significant number of people outside of the mesothelioma community.
The 2021 event will be held virtually and will be a national occasion to bring mesothelioma to the attention of the general public. AMD has always had a memorial aspect and we want to change the tone to be hopeful and positive and create the platform for 2022.
We are hoping that the 2022 event can be held in person and
we are looking to have a national event across the country.