Philanthropic Support from Sponsors Strengthen Global Mission to Prevent, Detect and Treat Asbestos-Related Diseases

Washington, DC … April 1, 2010 — The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), the largest U.S. organization serving as the voice of asbestos victims, today announced the sponsors of the Sixth Annual International Asbestos Conference to be held on April 10, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. This year’s sponsors include national and international legal, labor, and medical leaders in the fight against asbestos. 

The conference brings together expert speakers from the United States, England, Brazil, and Canada. Sponsors help further awareness and understanding about the prevention, detection, and treatment of asbestos-related diseases, and fuel support for additional patient/family resources, and critical global advocacy efforts. Multiple levels of sponsors range from platinum (which includes support for individual conference events) to bronze. Support at every level is needed in order to get closer to a full asbestos ban, raise awareness, and support research.

“ADAO is able to continue our educational efforts, community support, and advocacy thanks to our generous sponsors.  Asbestos, a human carcinogen, claims the lives of more than 10,000 people every year in the U.S. alone,” said Linda Reinstein, ADAO President/CEO and Co-Founder. “We must prevent exposure to eliminate the deadly disease through building awareness about the dangers of asbestos and advocating to our lawmakers that asbestos must be banned.”

2010 International Asbestos Awareness Conference Sponsors include:

Platinum Sponsors

 Gold Sponsors

 Silver Sponsors

  • Belluck & Fox, LLP
  • International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers

Bronze Sponsors

  • DeLuca & Nemeroff, LLP
  • Early, Ludwick, Sweeney & Strauss, LLC
  • Wylder Corwin Kelly, LLP

Friends of ADAO

  • Canadian Autoworkers
  • Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center

The Sixth Annual International Asbestos Conference is made possible with the support and collaborative efforts of the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and the International Ban Asbestos Secretariat (IBAS).  The event will recognize the impact that numerous advocates have had on asbestos reform, such as The Honorable Richard Durbin, United States Senator; Dr. Hedy Kindler, Director of the Mesothelioma Program at the University of Chicago’s Medical Center; and the Center for Asbestos Related Disease (CARD), in Libby, MT. Sponsorship and tickets are available until April 1. For more information on this international conference and videos of past conferences, please visit:

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About Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization

Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) was founded by asbestos victims and their families in 2004.   ADAO seeks to give asbestos victims and concerned citizens a united voice to raise public awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure. ADAO is the largest independent organization dedicated to preventing asbestos-related diseases through education and legislation. ADAO’s mission includes supporting global advocacy and advancing asbestos awareness, prevention, early detection, treatment, and resources for asbestos-related disease. For more information visit

Media Contact:

Doug Larkin
Director of Communications
Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO)
Phone: (202) 391-1546