Louie Palu Photo Exhibition and ScotiaBank Contact Photo Festival: Sunday, April 30, 3:30 pm

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Louis Palu headshotLPphot0The Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation held a fundraising and awareness raising event with award-winning photographer and filmmaker, Louie Palu, at the Stephen Bulger Gallery, 1356 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1Y2. 

Louie provided a guided tour of his photos documenting the harm of exposure to asbestos.  His beliefs have been shaped growing up as the son of an immigrant construction labourer in Toronto's Italian community.  

Palu's work has been published worldwide, including in The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Geographic and the Globe and Mail.  His work is in the collections in museums such as the National Gallery of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Museum of Fine Arts Houston and Smithsonian.  The exhibition was followed by a ScotiaBank Contact Photo Festival Special Event with Rebecca Senf, Curator Center for Creative Photography Arizona discussing Louie's work. 

Although asbestos is now banned in Canada, people continue to be exposed to asbestos because of its prevalence in our built environment.  Asbestos-related diseases continue to be the number one cause of workplace deaths.  

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Funds raised go to support Meso patients and their families in many ways including support groups, information on diagnosis and treatments, advocacy to prevent further exposures, and we provide funds for research to improve diagnosis, treatments and help find a cure.  But most of all we provide hope to those who receive this devastating diagnosis.

Many thanks to our sponsors:

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Thank you to all who helped to raise funds for Mission for Meso 2021

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Heidi Von Palleske, Canadian actor, writer, and poet urges you to help CMF.

Again this year, the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation isn't able to hold its usual in-person event or conference. We rely on online fundraising to support mesothelioma patients and their families and to help find a cure. This year's online fundraiser, Mission for Meso, was a big success with more participants and more donors than ever! Thank you for your continuing support of the CMF! 

Actor Heidi von Palleske kindly joined the CMF and promoted the campaign. Thank you Heidi! and thank you to all who took part and, most importantly, to all of our donors and supporters! Click here to see Heidi's video.