The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF) is a national organization dedicated to eradicating mesothelioma as a life-ending disease. According the the MARF Web site:
As an IRS certified nonprofit organization, we have no financial or commercial relationship with any drug company, medical center, physician, researcher, law firm or asbestos company (although we seek to involve all these groups in our mission), and our only source of income is voluntary, tax-deductible contributions. Our mission is to eradicate mesothelioma by:
- funding the research which is the most high quality and promising, as determined by our medical experts;
- helping patients obtain information on their treatment options which is completely up-to-date and unbiased;
- and advocating in Washington D.C. for the federal mesothelioma research funding necessary to stop this national tragedy.