Baron & Budd is an ardent supporter of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation’s (MARF) 2012 Symposium, and, as such, is pleased to host MARF’s annual Gala Celebration of Hope Dinner. The three-day symposium promotes a comprehensive forum for conversations and presentations pertinent to the mesothelioma community— patients, their families, medical experts and asbestos advocates.
Besides medical, social and political topics the symposium takes a look at the current legal process in mesothelioma lawsuits. Baron & Budd was one of the first law firms to successfully handle a mesothelioma lawsuit in the 1970s and, therefore, eagerly contributes to this discussion.
Linda Reinstein, president and co-founder of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), will be a featured presenter. The ADAO is a longtime supporter of MARF and is itself a great contributor to the broad dialogue on mesothelioma and asbestos exposure. Reinstein lost her husband Alan Reinstein to mesothelioma in 2003 and has since been a tenacious advocate.
Baron and Budd, 2012 platinum sponsor of the ADAO, has developed an ongoing partnership with ADAO and Reinstein, and recognizes the symposium as a venue for showcasing key figures and impacting fundamental awareness for battling asbestos.
Dr. David Sugarbaker, a lynchpin in mesothelioma research and treatment, will be honored this year with the ‘Pioneer Award’ at the Gala Celebration of Hope Dinner. Dr. Sugarbaker founded the International Mesothelioma Program (IMP) at Brigham Young Women’s Hospital, one of the largest facilities of its kind (Boston). IMP offers research and support programs focused on developing clinical treatments to extend the lives of mesothelioma patients. Baron and Budd, as a cornerstone donor and Executive Advisory Board member of IMP, is delighted to witness Dr. Sugarbaker’s acceptance of this award for his innovations in the field of mesothelioma research.
Those unable to attend the symposium can view live streaming video of every discussion. Baron and Budd urges the mesothelioma community to watch and participate in these crucial discussions; learn about recent medical breakthroughs; hear leading commentary on current issues; and collaborate with efforts to increase congressional awareness for mesothelioma research.
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