For Immediate Release: July 24, 2014


The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, in Conjunction with The Bob Rahe Family, Organizes the “Jammin’ for Asbestos Awareness” Concert

Family Celebrates the Memory of Bob Rahe with National Mesothelioma Awareness Day Event

Washington, DC – July 23, 2014– The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), the largest independent non-profit asbestos victims’ organization in the U.S. which combines education, advocacy, and community support, joins forces with the Bob Rahe Family to host the “Jammin’ for Asbestos Awareness,” concert on September 26, 2014 in Omaha, Nebraska.

WHO:The Rahe Family in loving memory of Bob Rahe who lost his battle with mesothelioma

WHAT: “Jammin’ for Asbestos Awareness” Event – An All-Ages Concert

WHEN: Friday, September 26, 2014, National Mesothelioma Awareness Day
Doors open at 6 pm; Event begins at 7 pm

WHERE: The Slowdown at 729 North 14th Street in Omaha, Nebraska

WHY:Raise asbestos awareness and funds to prevent exposure to eliminate asbestos-caused diseases

HOW: Purchase tickets online or at the door. http://theslowdown.com/event.cfm?id=161647

The first 50 ticket holders to enter The Slowdown will receive a free event t-shirt!

Price: $20

Questions or Inquiries: Email jam@asbestosdiseaseawareness.orgor visit The Slowdown website for information about the bands.


Local Bands:
The Jiggawatts, CleverLumpy GravyMandown, and Cosmic Radio

National Singers/Musicians:
Jordan Zevon, ADAO National Spokesperson

Troi Atkinson, Mesothelioma Patient

“The Bob Rahe Family supports the efforts of ADAO in all respects,” stated the family spokesperson for the event. “Bob Rahe was a father, brother, and uncle who came into contact with asbestos during a summer job. We had no idea that over 30 years later, he would be diagnosed with a deadly cancer relating to this exposure. Many people are unaware that the U.S. continues to import asbestos into our country, and that we are still utilizing products that contain this poisonous hazard. We are organizing this event to promote education and awareness. Maybe, one day, with all of us armed with much more knowledge than we had yesterday, we can look towards a cure.”

“ADAO expresses our sincere gratitude to the Bob Rahe Family for organizing this event in memory of Bob,” said Linda Reinstein, ADAO President and Co-Founder. “It is reprehensible that asbestos is still legal and lethal in the USA and claims the lives of 30 Americans each day. While promising mesothelioma research continues, prevention remains the only cure.”



About the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) was founded by asbestos victims and their families in 2004. ADAO is the largest non-profit in the U.S. dedicated to providing asbestos victims and concerned citizens with a united voice through our education, advocacy, and community initiatives. ADAO seeks to raise public awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure, advocate for an asbestos ban, and protect asbestos victims’ civil rights. For more information, visit www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org.


Media Contacts:
Kim Cecchini
Media Relations
Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO)
(202) 391-5205


Lisa Rahe Thompson
Family and Event Representative
(402) 206-6444