Posted on January 3, 2016

2016 Lung LeavnDayHeather Von St James, inspirational Mesothelioma Warrior, friend, and ADAO supporter, is hosting her 10th Lungleavin Day Celebration on February 6!  The event, which she and her family have organized over the last 10 years, celebrates the day on which she underwent surgery for pleural mesothelioma.

Last year, the event brought more than 100 people together to raise awareness about asbestos and mesothelioma.  ADAO is honored to once again be a beneficiary of the event along with MARF.  Help Heather reach her fundraising goal of $10,000 by donating online.

As Heather shared, “The tradition is to take a plate, and on said plate, you write your fears, obstacles, or anything that is holding you back. Then you take your plate into our back yard where my husband Cameron has a huge bonfire roaring in the fire pit. Take your plate, and smash it in the fire… along with your fears. It is a very cathartic release!”

ADAO is so proud of Heather and her family!  We hope others are inspired by her initiative to make change happen.  To learn more about this incredible woman, check out her Share Your Story, “The Value of My Life in Dollars and Tears,” and follow her “Heather’s Hope” blog.

Join the Facebook Lungleavin Day Celebration conversation too!

Heather, we love you, your giving heart, and your VOICE!

Together, change is possible.


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