Posted on August 31, 2015
ADAO is proud to unveil our new RAISE YOUR VOICE || #ENDMeso Campaign for Mesothelioma Awareness Day on September 26th.
Beginning September 1, every day please post your messages, tell your story, and share these 12 RAISE YOUR VOICE || #ENDMeso graphics throughout your social networks. With each post, share, or retweet – you are raising asbestos and mesothelioma awareness.
Through our storytelling, we continue to educate people about asbestos to save lives and shape policy. This month, we feature 12 RAISE YOUR VOICE || #ENDMeso graphics designed by ADAO Volunteer, Jessica Mattmuller.
“Me·so·the·li·o·ma” is not just a word in a television ad or an advertisement on a city bus. An estimated 3,000 Americans die each year from preventable mesothelioma and imports continue to cross our borders. It’s important to know that an estimated 10,000 Americans also die from lung, gastrointestinal, laryngeal, and ovarian cancers, as well as non-malignant lung and respiratory diseases.
Nearly everyone I’ve met during the past 11 years were like the Reinstein family, as we couldn’t pronounce it and soon found out mesothelioma, an asbestos caused cancer, was incurable.
ADAO is especially grateful to Mesothelioma Warriors listed below for using their voice for the RAISE YOUR VOICE || #ENDMeso Mesothelioma Awareness Campaign.
Please download and share our community graphic or share the individual graphics from our Mesothelioma Awareness Day Facebook album. You can also share the updated Top 10 Asbestos Facts during the month of September. It’s time RAISE OUR VOICES!
Together, we are making change happen.
RAISE YOUR VOICE || #ENDMeso Warrior Quotes:
Jessica Mattmuller, “We took the vows ’til death do us part 5 years ago on the beach in North Carolina. We should not have to live those vows this early in our lives and marriage.”
Bennie Cameron & Family, Remembering Janelle, “Asbestos robbed me of my beautiful daughter, Janelle. I miss my baby girl more than anything.”
Mike Mattmuller, “My nieces mean the world to me. Asbestos needs to be banned so they won’t run the risk of suffering like I did.”
Sandra, Remembering Michael Bradley, “My son is no longer with us because of deadly asbestos and I am utterly heartbroken.”
Marilyn, Joe & Julie Amento, Remembering Joe, “How many deaths will it take ‘til they know that too many people have died?”
Mavis & Ray Nye, “I love my husband, my life, my family, my friends …. Should they have to go on without me?”
Terran, “I’m only 16 and have mesothelioma. Listen to me, please ban asbestos worldwide and find a cure.”
Linda & Emily Reinstein, Remembering Alan, “Asbestos is STILL killing Americans – we know – we buried Alan.”
Ann Samuelson, Remembering Stan, “Hundreds of thousands have died since my Dad died 33 years ago. How many more does Congress need?”
Heather Von St. James, “Asbestos has caused my family so much pain.”
Lou Williams, “Now they found asbestos in crayons? Oh how I worry about my grand kids…”
Courtney, Remembering Larry, “It’s an atrocity that Congress refuses to ban asbestos. I vowed before my father died, to continue his fight for justice for all victims.”