Raising Mesothelioma Awareness on September 26

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Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Posted on September 16, 2013

On September 26, patients and families will unite throughout the United States for Mesothelioma Awareness Day to raise mesothelioma awareness and research funds.

Congratulations, Hanne Mintz, Chair of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation Board of Directors. Thanks to Hanne, the City of Los Angeles is proclaiming September 26 Mesothelioma Awareness Day. Hanne, I am with you in spirit from the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy hearing in Washington, DC!

Take time to read and share Heather Von St. James’ powerful blog “Dying to be Heard for Mesothelioma Awareness Day.”  Heather continues to use her voice to raise awareness to prevent exposure and fund research for a cure.

I’d also like to extend gratitude to Missy Dorsey Bowles for including ADAO on theRod’s Benefit 4 Meso” event t-shirts. Missy has been working diligently for years to raise asbestos and mesothelioma awareness in loving memory of her late father. “I continue raising funds and awareness in his name because I know he would do all he could to help others, so in his absence I fight!” Bravo, Missy!

As we refuel our efforts to ban asbestos and find a cure, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) encourages you to light candles with us to honor and remember Mesothelioma Warriors on September 26, 2013.

ADAO continues to be asked – what can I do to help?  This year, join ADAO and take these three steps with us.

  1. Share Your Story with ADAO about how you or your loved one has been affected by mesothelioma. Each of our stories brings our community closer together.
  2. Sign the petition to the United States Congress urging them to Ban Asbestos, Save Lives.
  3. Light a candle in hope, honor, and remembrance.

I am incredibly proud of the mesothelioma community, as well as strangers across the world, for joining together to support Mesothelioma Warriors and raise awareness about asbestos and mesothelioma.

Together, change is possible.

Linda

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