Our Mission

The Benjamin Shein Family Foundation was created in 1997 as a charitable trust to provide grants to fund research for the advancement of treatment and a cure for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.  The foundation also seeks to enhance and enrich community programs that primarily benefit mesothelioma patients and their families. Since its first grant in 1998, the Benjamin Shein Family Foundation has provided grants, gifts and donations to medical institutions, care giving organizations and other charitable organizations.  With a firm commitment to increase awareness of the deadly consequences of asbestos, the foundation also sponsors conferences and community events intended to further efforts to prevent, treat and cure mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.

2017 Philly Fights Cancer, Round 3 Fundraising Event

The Star-Studded Gala Raised $7 Million to Fight Cancer

The Benjamin Shein Family Foundation and Shein Law served as Silver Sponsors of the Philly Fights Back, Round 3 fundraising event to benefit the Abramson Cancer Center, of the University of Pennsylvania.

This annual, star-studded event, which raises funds for clinical trials and translational research, is the Abramson Cancer Center’s main fundraising channel. This year, Philly Fights Back raised $7 million. It featured special guest Whoopi Goldberg – Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony winner – as its Mistress of Ceremonies; and Golden Globe winner John Legend, who was also a Silver Sponsor.

Philadelphia Mesothelioma Lawyer Sponsors Cancer Fundraising Event

Ben Shein and his mother, Janet Shein, with Whoopi Goldberg

Philadelphia Asbestos Law Firm Sponsor Philly Fights Back

Ben Shein and his mother, Janet Shein, with John Legend.

Shein Law Supports Penn Medicine’s Ride to Conquer Cancer Held on October 11 -12, 2014

A Message from Ben Shein: Thank you to my family, friends and all the supporters of Penn Abramson Cancer Center’s  Ride to Conquer Cancer 2014. In addition to Shein Law’s sponsorship of this event as a Founding Partner, we personally raised over $37,000 for cancer research. We rode 150 miles over two days throughout PA’s beautiful countryside to make a difference. It was truly an amazing experience. Thanks for your support and friendship.  Click here to see more photos from the Ride.

A Special Thank You from Dr. Amy Gutmann, President of University of Pennsylvania