Breath of Life Foundation supports research on asbestos-related diseases

March 16, 2016

A big thank you to the Breath of Life Foundation, which has contributed a total of $180,000 to Providence-Providence Park Hospital over the past three years to be used to advance research and programs associated with asbestos-related diseases. The foundation recently presented its annual $60,000 donation to representatives of PPPH and St. John Providence to help allow Dr. Michael Harbut and other staff to continue their important work. Dr. Harbut is an internationally recognized expert in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the environment and workplace and is an asbestos researcher and medical advisor for the Breath of Life Foundation. The Breath of Life Foundation was established through a cooperative effort of the insulation workers union and the insulating industry and is primarily focused on seeking a cure for mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases.

Dr. Michael Wiemann, President, PPPH-Southfield; Susan Burns, President, SJP Foundations; and Dr. David Svinarich, Vice President, Research, SJP, accept the generous donation from Breath of Life Foundation Trustees Greg Revard, Skip Grigonis, John Tesija, Dan Somenauer, Jim Gribbins, Chris Scott and Steve Keller.