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Posted on February 8, 2015

Linda, Kristen, Vicky, Heather, and Kim

Linda, Kristen, Vicky, Heather, and Kim

Heather Von St. James, inspirational Mesothelioma Warrior, friend, and ADAO supporter, hosted the Lungleavin Day Celebration on February 7!  The event, which she and her family have coordinated over the last 9 years, since she was diagnosed and underwent surgery for pleural mesothelioma.

More than 100 people gathered to raise asbestos and mesothelioma awareness, and also funds for ADAO and MARF.

As Heather shares, “The tradition is to take a plate, and on said plate, you write your fears, obstacles, or anything that is holding you back. Then you take your plate into our back yard where my husband Cameron has a huge bonfire roaring in the fire pit. Take your plate, and smash it in the fire… along with your fears. It is a very cathartic release!”

Donations are still being accepted and you can purchase Lungleavin Day shirt ($25)  or pullover ($45) on PayPal.

ADAO is so proud of Heather and her family, and we hope that others are inspired by her initiative to make change happen.  To learn more about this incredible woman, check out her Share Your Story, “The Value of My Life in Dollars and Tears,” or follow her “Heather’s Hope” blog.

Check out the Lungleavin Day community Facebook photo album.

Together, change is possible.