Of all the wonderful things bitcoin can help people do, here’s yet another to add to the list.
“As more and more businesses are accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment, we decided it was important for us to do the same,” said Ms. Melinda Kotzian, chief executive officer of the Meso Foundation.
The not-for-profit focuses their attention on mesothelioma, a malignant tumor found on the lining of the lung, abdomen, or heart, and is known to be caused by exposure to asbestos.
Many who are diagnosed with the awful disease are given a year or less to live, and not surprisingly, it gives the disease the title of one of the most aggressive and deadly cancers.
According to the Meso Foundation, an estimated one-third of those who develop mesothelioma here in the United States were exposed while serving in the United States Navy or working in shipyards.
And with very few treatments and no cure available, research is ongoing to try and defeat this diseased that has taken the lives of so many.
“We do not want anything to stand in our way of raising funds to fund mesothelioma research, education, support, and advocacy,” added Ms. Kotzian. “Our goal is to save lives, and we’ll do whatever it takes to get there.”
The Meso Foundation is working hand-in-hand with Atlanta, Georgia-based BitPay to process the donations. If you are interested in contributing, you can find the dedicated donation page here.