Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer, which means that the passionate community is small, and that there are not frequent mesothelioma-related events hosted around the country. Thankfully, one group — the Mesothelioma Heroes Foundation — has planned a very special event for this Saturday, August, 22, 2015, in Chicago, Illinois.

What You Need to Know About the “I Know a Superhero” Family Fun Festival

Date: Saturday, August 22, 2015
Time: 2pm-10pm
Location: Mt. Greenwood Park/St. Christina Fields, 111th Street and Central Park Avenue, Chicago, Illinois
Cost of admission (day of event): $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for children 12 and under

What you can look forward to:

  • Softball Tournament
  • Bean Bag Tournament
  • Live Music
  • Superhero Costume Contest
  • Reptile Display
  • Magician
  • Bouncy Houses
  • Balloon Artist
  • Face Painting
  • Food and Beverages
  • Raffle
  • …and more!

Who this event benefits: The “I Know a Superhero” event helps the Mesothelioma Heroes Foundation in their mission to raise awareness about asbestos exposure and mesothelioma. Funds will also support the University of Chicago Medicine’s Mesothelioma Program and the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO).

About the Mesothelioma Heroes Foundation

The Mesothelioma Heroes Foundation was started by the Dioguardi family after David Dioguardi, loving husband and father of nine children, received a mesothelioma diagnosis in 2011. David was only given 4 months to live at the time, but has beat the odds, and 4 years later, he is still continuing his fight against mesothelioma. His children, inspired by their “SuperDad,” created the Mesothelioma Heroes Foundation to help other “heroes” just like him. According to their website, the foundation’s 3-part mission aims to:

EDUCATE others about mesothelioma by raising public awareness of asbestos exposure and the associated dangers among high-at-risk populations as well as keeping the general public advised of emerging issues pertaining to asbestos, mesothelioma and other related illnesses including available treatment options.

SUPPORT and inspire those impacted by mesothelioma and other related illnesses by sharing information and connecting them with others who are committed to providing related support, treatment options and hope for a cure.

CREATE fundraising opportunities and encourage additional private, corporate and government funding to support organizations dedicated to medical research in their efforts to develop treatment options to extend and improve the quality of mesothelioma patients’ lives and ultimately find a cure.

To learn more about the Mesothelioma Heroes Foundation and their “I Know a Superhero” Event, please visit