Dove release with Mavis, Linda, and Phil
London Hazards’s London Action Mesothelioma Day event this year featured phenomenal speakers, including Alison Cook, Director of Policy at the British Lung Foundation (BLF); Dr. Peter Szlosarek, St Bart’s Hospital; Brendan Tully, US attorney; Bill Lawrence, Secretary of Construction Safety Campaign (CSC), Harminder Bains, Leigh Day of London, and others. ADAO’s presentation, “Asbestos: Spies, Lies, and Propaganda” brought attention to the latest challenges in our global efforts to ban asbestos. The daylong program, led by LHC Director Phillip Lewis also included a brief memorial and dove release to honor those lost to mesothelioma.
Throughout the many tandem events across the country, participants released doves and balloons as a poignant symbol of the countless individuals and families who have been affected by mesothelioma. Below is a list of just some of the educational and memorial events that took place throughout the United Kingdom.
Action Mesothelioma Day Events 2017
Thank you to all who joined ADAO in showing your support for the UK’s annual Action Mesothelioma Day by sharing information about the day with your social networks. Education leads to prevention. Special thanks to Phil Lewis, the dedicated London Hazards Centre’s team, and sponsors who made this day possible.
During the trip, I was also delighted to have the opportunity to reconnect with members of our global ADAO community – I even got to finally deliver Christine Winter’s well-deserved Alan Reinstein Award, which she was unable to pick up in-person at ADAOs’ 2016 Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference.
I will be lighting a candle for Debbie, Jan, Tess, Keith, Dave, Carole, and many others who have courageously shared their mesothelioma battle with the world in efforts to end this man-made disaster.
Together, we are making change happen – all over the world.