Posted on September 26, 2019

With respect and sadness, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) would like to share our 2019 Mesothelioma Warrior Memorial Video. This year, we have over 250 dedications, reflecting the power of unity, community, and hope. The stories told from mesothelioma patients, their families, and their loved ones humbled us, broke our hearts, gave us hope, and motivated us to further push for a complete ban, without any loopholes or extensions, on this toxic fiber.

As we join together for Mesothelioma Awareness Day on September 26th to raise awareness and take action, we remember and honor those who have lost their lives to mesothelioma. Our video represents the vast range of ages and backgrounds of those affected by mesothelioma each year from around the world. 

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this year’s Mesothelioma Warrior Memorial Video, and we want to especially thank ADAO National Spokesperson, Jordan Zevon, for allowing us to feature Warren Zevon’s Grammy-winning song “Keep Me in Your Heart”. Warren passed away from mesothelioma in 2003 and wrote this beautiful award-winning song about his experience with asbestos-caused cancer.

Joined by a common bond and shared goal, the Mesothelioma Warrior community epitomizes the old Chinese proverb, “Out of the hottest fire comes the strongest steel.” Together, we are galvanized to end the asbestos man-made disaster. When the sun sets on September 26th, our work for Mesothelioma Warriors of today and the future will continue. Mesothelioma Awareness is more than a day on the calendar for us — it is part of ADAO’s daily mission to end the heartbreaking effects of mesothelioma and asbestos.

In honor and remembrance, In unity always,

Linda Reinstein

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