2018 Year-In-Review
Previous Year-In-Review listed below.

Posted on October 31, 2018

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), the largest non-profit in the U.S. dedicated to providing asbestos victims and concerned citizens with a united voice, is pleased to share a Year-End Summary of Accomplishments including our education, advocacy, and community impact in 2018. As a leader in social media advocacy, we are on the front lines working to end the man-made asbestos disasters on many levels.  ADAO further strengthened its network of victims, physicians, researchers, public health practitioners, and labor union members by utilizing social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

Some of our biggest highlights of the year include: presenting at several conferences around the world spanning from Ghana to Brazil, hosting our 13th Congressional Staff Briefing, participating as a stakeholder in many legislative discussions, being a resource for the media, expanding our “Share Your Story” collection to over 200 stories, coordinating Global Asbestos Awareness Week, and hosting our 14th Annual International Asbestos Awareness Conference.

Every accomplishment ADAO achieved in 2018 was possible because of the generosity of the volunteers, sponsors, and donors who fuel our work and further our cause. The organization’s growth continues to reflect the development and progress made around the world in this issue area. We look forward to continued shared success throughout 2019 and beyond.

2018 Educational Initiatives: In an effort to educate the public about the dangers of asbestos, ADAO:

2018 Advocacy Initiatives: In order to advocate for an international ban on asbestos use, mining, and exportation of this known carcinogen, ADAO:

2018 Community Initiatives: To provide a community of support for those affected by asbestos, ADAO:

  • Coordinated Global Asbestos Awareness Week to raise public awareness about the prevalence of asbestos-related diseases and the dangers of asbestos exposure.
  • Published and shared new “Share Your Story” submissions from patients and families from across the globe who have been devastated by asbestos-related disease.
  • Hosted multiple virtual candlelight vigils throughout the year via ADAO’s “Light a Candle” website. These vigils provide an opportunity for individuals to honor loved ones who have lost or are currently fighting a courageous battle with an asbestos-related disease.
  • Utilized ADAO’s Facebook Page, Facebook Group pages, and Twitter presence to provide an interactive medium for those seeking a space to share, connect, or access information.
  • Continued the virtual running team for “Miles for Meso” Mesothelioma Awareness Day and was designated the beneficiary of the event
  • Published numerous video and blog interviews with mesothelioma patients and experts. 

ADAO 2018 Presentations:

2018 was a busy, but successful year for ADAO. We are excited to build on our momentum as we enter 2019 and get even more done as we work to ban asbestos without any loopholes or exemptions!

Together, we will make change happen.

Linda Reinstein
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