On November 18, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) held a collaborative event with Dr. Raja Flores, a professor and Chair of Thoracic Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. The event, “Asbestos: Still Legal and Lethal Today. The Battles of Mount Sinai and Irving Selikoff into the 21st Century: The Pen Can [...]

2019-11-20T10:23:30-08:00November 21st, 2019|

ADAO Supports Australia’s National Asbestos Awareness Week November 18 – 24, 2019

Posted on November 1, 2019 Every year, Australians dedicate the last week in November to asbestos awareness, education, and remembrance to those who have lost their lives from preventable asbestos-caused diseases. We at ADAO honor this week as well by sharing stories of those impacted by these deadly, yet preventable, diseases.  Even though all six [...]

2019-11-08T12:01:07-08:00October 31st, 2019|

Educational Lecture: “Asbestos: Still Legal and Lethal Today” Held at Mount Sinai Hospital’s Icahn School of Medicine in New York City on November 18

FREE EVENT: Educational Lecture “Asbestos: Still Legal and Lethal Today” (Pizza will be served) DATE: November 18, 2019 TIME: 12:15 – 1:15 pm LOCATION: Alvin S. Teirstein Auditorium, Annenberg 13-01, Mount Sinai Hospital’s Icahn School of Medicine, 1468 Madison Avenue, NYC DETAILS:  Posted on November 1, 2019 The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is [...]

2019-11-08T11:35:58-08:00October 30th, 2019|

Colombian Asbestos Documentary, Inextinguible, to Screen at the International Films Infest Festival, New York City on October 17, 2019

Posted on October 15, 2019 ADAO is celebrating the selection of documentary film Inextinguible (“Inextinguishable”) for New York City’s 2019 Films Infest Festival. Telling the story of Mesothelioma Warrior, Ana Cecilia Niño, whose asbestos exposure helped spur the #ColombiaSinAsbesto movement, the film is a powerful, moving piece of art-as-activism. The film’s screening comes on the [...]

2019-11-15T13:25:06-08:00October 15th, 2019|

2019-2020 Mesothelioma Warrior Candle Lighting Tradition Continues on December 28 and January 4

2018-2019 Mesothelioma Warrior Candle Lighting List Submit a name for the 2019 -2020 Mesothelioma Warrior Candle Lighting List. Please note, any Mesothelioma Warrior Candle Lighting name submitted after December 15, 2019 will be added to the list for our 2020 Global Asbestos Awareness Week Candle Lighting Tradition on April 7, 2020. Posted on October 4, [...]

2019-11-08T11:57:32-08:00October 4th, 2019|

The 2019 Miles for Meso Race Raised Over $25,000 and United More than 1,200 Supporters for a Weekend of Asbestos Awareness and Fundraising 

Posted on September 30, 2019 Facebook: Race Day and Tribute Bib Photos Thanks to the dedication of many, the 11th Annual Miles for Meso Race was a roaring success and raised over $25,000 for ADAO’s asbestos awareness, education, and community initiatives. All this could not have been possible without the support of more than 1,200 [...]

2019-10-03T13:00:16-08:00September 30th, 2019|

Mesothelioma Awareness and Action Day: “MEEZ-oh-THEE-lee-OH-mah” – A Disease Hard to Pronounce and Even Harder to Cure

Posted on September 30, 2019  Last week we gathered together for Mesothelioma Awareness Day, to honor and remember those lost to the asbestos-caused illness.  Every American should know that there is no safe level of exposure to asbestos, yet it remains legal and lethal in the U.S. today. Americans can be exposed to asbestos in [...]

2019-10-01T10:03:52-08:00September 30th, 2019|

More Art, Advocacy, and Academia: Dalla Lana School of Public Health in Toronto to Screen and Discuss Asbestos Documentary, “Dirty Laundry” on November 20

FREE EVENT: Film screening of Dirty Laundry and Panel Discussion held at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health DATE: November 20, 2019 TIME: 7:00 – 9:30 pm LOCATION: Jackman Hall (McCaul street entrance), Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St W, Toronto QUESTIONS: DETAILS: Posted on September 30, 2019  Art, Advocacy, and [...]

2019-11-08T11:38:03-08:00September 30th, 2019|

ADAO Unveils New 2019 Mesothelioma Warrior Memorial Video, featuring “Keep Me In Your Heart” by Warren Zevon

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 [...]

2019-09-30T19:37:17-08:00September 26th, 2019|