‘Keep Me in Your Heart’

Warren Zevon’s Music Highlights New Slideshow Marking

Asbestos Disease Awareness Day on April 1st


Manhattan Beach, CA … March 22, 2005 - On April 1st 2005, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), a volunteer organization of asbestos victims, family, friends, physicians and concerned citizens will participate in a day of global awareness, remembrance and unity – began by launching a powerful slideshow today.


Singer Warren Zevon died in 2003 of mesothelioma, a form of lung cancer uniquely linked to asbestos exposure. “Keep Me in Your Heart,” a song from Zevon’s Grammy-winning album The Wind (awarded posthumously), narrates the slideshow alerting viewers to the dangers of asbestos.  “Ignorance about asbestos isn’t bliss,” said Jordan Zevon, son of Warren Zevon and ADAO National Spokesperson, “it’s deadly.” 


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Many of the photographs in the slideshow are from photographer/producer Bill Ravenesi’s award-winning exhibit, “Breath Taken: The Landscape and Biography of Asbestos.”


According to Ravenesi, “The efforts put forth by ADAO act as an important reminder that the asbestos tragedy is not behind us, that there are 30 million tons of asbestos in place in the America today, and that we can anticipate yet another 300,000 deaths from on-going asbestos exposure in the next 30 years.”


ADAO remembers the numerous victims affected by asbestos, and celebrates the strength of awareness and unity via Tribute eCards and Reflections, an online global publication, reviewing the tragic history of asbestos use, preventing exposure and detecting asbestos related diseases.  A press conference has been schedule in Washington D.C. for April 1st.


"Listening to Warren Zevon's words and seeing the pictures in the presentation, really brings home the devastation caused from asbestos", said Pete McPhedran, President of coreFusion and slideshow designer.


The slideshow was written and directed by Linda Reinstein, ADAO’s Executive Director and Co-Founder. “The ADAO slideshow is dedicated to the tens of thousands of asbestos victims,” said Reinstein, “and their families around the world.  May they never be forgotten.”


For more information, go to www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org or info@asbestosdiseaseawareness.org

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About Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization

Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) was founded by asbestos victims and their families. ADAO seeks to give asbestos victims and concerned citizens a united voice to help ensure that their rights are fairly represented and protected, while raising public awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure and often deadly asbestos related diseases. ADAO is an independent organization funded through voluntary contributions and staffed by volunteers. For more information visit www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org


Media Contact:

Douglas Larkin

Communications Director

Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO)

Phone: (703) 250-3590 x1245; Cell: (202) 391-1546