ADVOCACY

Sunday, 13. May 2012

~NATIONAL MESOTHELIOMA AWARENESS DAY & PROCLAMATION

The Ruble Family hosted a Mesothelioma Mission Walk for a Cure on Sunday, September 25, 2011.  Thank you for your support.

September 26, 2010 was National Mesothelioma Awareness Day.  The Ruble family hosted a walk to gain awareness for mesothelioma and to honor Lance.  They had over 100 walkers who participated in this event. 

On September 15, 2009 , Erica spoke at the City of Fort Lauderdale Commissioner’s Meeting and received a Proclamation from Mayor Seiler declaring September 26, 2009 as Mesothelioma Awareness Day.  Erica’s speech and the Proclamation can be heard at the following web address http://ci.ftlaud.fl.us/commission/video_broadcast.htm.  Click on September 15, 2009, Regular Meeting.

~CAPITOL HILL MEETINGS IN WASHINGTON DC

In June of 2010, the Ruble family attended the MARF Symposium in Washington, DC for the second year.  Once again, they lobbied on Capitol Hill to ban asbestos and increase awareness for mesothelioma.  They met with representatives from Senator Nelson’s office and Senator LeMieux’s office.  In addition, they also met with Congresswoman Schultz’s office.   

In June of 2009, Erica and Michael attended the MARF Symposium in Washington, DC.  In Washington, they descended on Capitol Hill where they met with representatives from past Senator, Mel Martinez and Senator, Bill Nelson’s office.  At these meetings, they urged their representatives to support the strictest possible ban on asbestos and increase federal funding for mesothelioma.  Asbestos is still imported into the United States despite the fact that 40 industrialized countries have banned it.  Asbestos is still widely used in building materials and present in many consumer products.  As a result, everyday occurrences like going to work, remodeling a home, or normal wear on brakes of a family vehicle are exposing all of us to the hazardous risk of mesothelioma, just like Lance was exposed.

~THE FERRARO LAW FIRM

The Ferraro Law Firm represents people who are suffering from Mesothelioma.  Lance Ruble was stricken with the disease while working in the construction industry.  He never thought he would pursue a claim against any of the companies who made asbestos.  However, after he got so sick from the disease he was angry that the companies who made asbestos, knew that their product would harm people.  When he began suffering from the cancer, he decided to bring a claim against the companies that KNEW they were harming and possibly killing people.

Attorney, David A. Jagolinzer from The Ferraro Law Firm represented Lance in a lawsuit and worked relentlessly on his case.  Attorney, Jagolinzer was a constant presence in the Ruble family during a tragic time and remains a family friend.  Due to the unwavering support of Jagolinzer, the Ruble Family was able to reach the first half of the grant donation goal with a $25,000 contribution from the Ferraro Law Firm.   The Ruble family highly recommends The Ferraro Law firm to anyone suffering from Mesothelioma.  You can find out more information by going to their web site at www.ferrarolaw.com or contacting them at 305.375.0111.

IMMUNE AUGMENTATION THERAPY

Sunday, 13. May 2012

The IAT Clinic in Freeport, Bahamas has had success with mesothelioma patients using immune therapy. The Ruble family endorses IAT because they traveled to the clinic to investigate their approach.

When Lance was given just a few months to live, following the traditional approaches to mesothelioma, his children, Erica and Michael flew over to the Bahamas. They did not want anyone at the clinic know they were coming because they did not want anything to be “staged.” Doctors in the States had warned that the IAT Clinic was quackery and just taking people’s money. However, Erica and Michael found just the opposite. The clinic had real doctors and medical professionals trying to help people. It also had a large population of mesothelioma patients who really supported each other. Even though mesothelioma is a rare cancer when compared to other types, at IAT mesothelioma patients were a large part of their population. However, the most compelling evidence supporting IAT’s approach to mesothelioma, was when Erica and Michael met mesotheliomapatients who were ALIVE and doing WELL. They met a 9 year and 7 year survivor among other mesothelioma patients. Lance’s children were so moved by the mesothelioma patients that they videotaped 3 of the patients in hopes to show their dad the video and convince him to go to IAT. He saw the video but passed away a month later.

The mesothelioma scientific community refuses to recognize IAT as a valuable institution for mesothelioma patients. The Ruble family strongly disagrees with them. In fact, they challenge those in the scientific community to set aside their individual agendas and come together with other disciplines to really figure out how to help those with mesothelioma. The average life expectancy for mesothelioma is 6-12 months. Until the scientific community can help people live longer than 6 months, we all should be looking to other therapies to understand what may help this horrible disease. The mesothelioma scientific community has no right to disregard IAT when they themselves have no scientific advancements on how to cure mesothelioma.

Patients should seek out all treatment options for mesothelioma including IAT. Mesothelioma patients have a right to know about this clinic and should be given the option to seek such treatment.

Please visit immunemedicine.com for information.

LANCE S. RUBLE MEMORIAL GRANT DONORS

Saturday, 12. May 2012

David A. Jagolinzer, Esquire; The Ferraro Law Firm; Nadia & Wally Williams; Gredys Grable; Amy Scruby; Azor Advisory Services, Prevention Physical Therapy; Dr. Michael Eggnatz; Laurie Waldman; Ricky Kain; World Wide Auto Sales Inc.; Laurie Drew; Roberto & Jean Ansourian; Esther & Stephen Stepp; Gary & Mary Eager; Alison Eager; Juanita Ogletree; Tom & Shirley Cole; Margie & Ilan Zomber; Doug & Theresa McIntosh; Jeff & Marissa Temple; Michael Silver; Vicky Spadafora; Irene Regdos; NARCH, Inc.; Hal & Joey Cohen; Paola Fasce; 7D Productions; HV Designs; Elsie and Doug Carter; Koffler and Adorno, LLC; Cindy and Tom Zayko; Demetria Alfieris; Mike and Tammy Ramos; Eden and Evan Katz; Kate Zayko; John Fitzgerald, Esquire; Jennifer Williams; Andrea and Matt Saneholtz; Diana Sibila; Judy and Jim Kraeger; Vicky and Mark Chen; Brett and Brandy Bouchy; Jeff Petak; Fulvio and Carmen Sardelli; Dr. Burt Pryor; Ryan Rapp; Lourdes Diaz; Jimmy Frank; Nestor and Mariangel Rodriquez; Adriano Goffi; Jeff Petneaude; Ed and Linda Angelotti; Audrey and Matt Price; Doug Ortelli; Bob and Ilene Eber; Paul Triana Salons; Deborah Rathbun; Kim and Scott Vengel; Teri Maloney; Bonnie and Steve Anderson; Linelle Kagawa; Kathleen Maloney; Phil and Karen Diamwood; Dan Ellis; Eagles Nest Construction; Beverly’s Jewelers; George Weaver; Tommy Dispenziere; Jeff Stepp; Jason Stepp; Brandon Schwultz; Gary Napert; Kyle Wolfe; Chris Wolfe; Brian Napert; Chris Lee; Jason Roncek; John Roncek; Eric Lamchek; Rodney Grken; Eddie Angelotti; Ricky Pina; Mike Marrero; Greg Angelotti; Robbie Kemp; Anthony Liuolsi; Evan Waldman; Michael Roell; Kevin Young; Andrew Choquette; Joseph Pezzimenti; Joey Dileo; Brandon Reich; Connor Cafferty; Dave Novalis; Ryan Novalis; Tim Pierce; Will Wittman; Chico Scwakoski; Jon Hencke; Mickey Sierra; Adam Genduso; Jason San; Shawn Rooney; Jeremy Bernard; Nino Blatt; Phillip Cullen; Jullian Curvo; Juan Vinueza; Ryan Viamontes; Kyle Roberts; JP Larmoyuex; Mike Thiefault; Blake Johnson; Tom Donangelo; Brad Estrada; Ricci Fontana; Vincent Fontana; Rob Richter; Steve Meyer; Jessie Meyer; Kyle Savoy; Devon Schwultz; Gaspare Lucania; Chris Falce; Stephen Merek; Bryan Rucker; Allen Ruane; Daryn Kahn; Nick Ellis; Nick Alarcon; Pablo Barg; Nancy Johns; Fran & Rich Wemhoff; Brian & Beverly Sigg; Richard & Janice Fischer; Gary & Beth Knowles; Sherry & Brad Shafmaster; Matt Pinchevsky; Mike Lucena; Ron & Theresa Lessard; Al & Liz Gilbert; Michelle Harvey; Robin & Alan Katz; Janet McLaughlin; Vienna Coffee House; Joey & Tracy Hubbard; Richard & Helen Shinners; Norm & Myra Crowe; Moises & Norayda Lucena; Sue and Bob Downey; ANF; Gene and Kathy Klein; Ron and Missy Weech; Karen & Tom Healey; Law Offices of William Ruggiero; Pat and John O’Toole; Kitty & Bob Preziosi; Laurie & Jeff Rozen; Frank Nardozza; Paul & Lourdes Petitio; Leslie DuBois; William & Diane Duesler; J.M. & Jose Gonzalez; Lisa & Greg Koscs; John & Margie Beasley; Darrin & Jessica Karp; Angela Rigdon; Doris & Ron Bergrin; Trisha Werder; Nick Lucena; Mari Andreu; Michael Ruble; Rene Ramon; Brandon Schwulst; Danny & Wendy Morhaim; Kagan Family; Wesley Brinkhurst; Eric Taylor; Larry & Michele Blair; Joey Englebrecht; Sean Lucena; Mark Durky; Mike Wallace; Danny Lamboy; Jeff Wallace; Anthony Soroka; Jon Pappalardo; Sal Lucania; Sean Newton; Tito Vargas; Larry Brown; John Galvez; David Strauss; Jason Ytley; Russell Olson; Larry Davis; Art Duffy; Mike Martyn; Daunte Culpepper; Kamran Khurshid; Khalid Noahani; Beverly Hills Cafe; PF Changs; Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza; Paul Triana Salons; Moe’s Southwest Grill; Ketel One Vodka; Florida Panthers Hockey Club; Hard Rock Hotel & Casino; Melting Pot; Gridiron Gym and Fitness; Juice Blendz; Shula’s Steak House; First Watch; Firehouse Subs; Beth Comandini; Lily & Raymond Lou; Justin Brown; Kelly Mullen; Shannon Mullen; Jennifer Hogan; Vern Bond; Kristine & Matt Zayko; Will and Christine Karczewski; Julia Schimaneck; Alexandra Oros; Victoria Fisher; Donna Chlopak: Henry Galpin; Ahsley Glahn; Laura Decando; Bonnie Halpern; Edward Tobias; Colin Walsh; Susan Rancourt; George & Constance Raymond; Evan Juro; Corinne & Timothy Dyas; Jane & Robert Ihne; Joanne & Robert Zayko; Warren & Tina Kaplan; James & Barbara Tiesi; Christa Pehush; Dennis Eynon; William & Geraldine Pehush; Mari-Jean Landgraf; Eastern Shore Homes; Susan Carswell; Wayne & Lynn Kuhnel; Nora Rubovitz; Tom Pritzker; Jaime Dauber; Andrea Gill; Mary Walker; Kathleen Dietz; Robert & Jessamine Kinny; Jaquelyn Scharnick; Lindsay & Suzanne Miller; Range of Motion Physical Therapy; Edward & Elizabeth Buchner; Citispot Group Inc., Donald Takalo; Lawrence Takalo; Jersey Shore Multi Sport; Carol & Bob Gillespie; George Alfieris; William Dolan, Jr.; Carolynn & Charles Woodhull; Edwina Zayko; Personal Financial Advisors, LLC; Richard Zimmerman; WildSide Online Inc.; Prevention Physical Therapy; Dan Ellis; Nancy Johns; Larry Davis; Daniel Luis; Erik Sibila; Law Offices of Mitchell Horwich; PSA Charities and Fundraising, Inc.; Kagan Family; Margie & Ilan Zomber; Andrea & Matt Saneholtz; Gretel & Joseph Kitchel; Josephine Coyle; Linda Miller; Clarice Torneiro.

LANCE S. RUBLE MEMORIAL GRANT

Saturday, 12. May 2012

Thank you for supporting the “Lance S. Ruble Memorial Grant” for Mesothelioma research.

We are currently accepting donations for the 2nd Lance S. Ruble Memorial Grant. We have raised over $150,000.00 for mesothelioma research in honor of Lance.

In 2011, the Ruble Family and Ferraro Law Firm had selected Dr. Bin Liu from the University of California at San Francisco to be awarded $100,000 for the 2nd Lance S. Ruble Memorial Grant. This research will focus on specific genes that can be used to target pathways and cause cell death.

On December 18, 2009, the Ruble Family selected Prasad Adusumilli to be awarded the $100,000 for the “Lance S. Ruble Memorial Grant.” Dr. Adusumilli will focus on a novel approach to mesothelioma using a vaccine to enhance a mesothelioma patient’s own immune cells. This study effects pleural mesothelioma patients which is the type of mesothelioma that Lance had. In addition, the immune therapy approach has interested our family since seeing results in patients at ITL in the Bahamas. Finally, this approach does not sacrifice quality of life, like the traditional approaches of chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation.

Please e-mail us at MesotheliomaMission@gmail.com for more information.