Posted on September 5, 2014

Mesothelioma Awareness Continues Throughout September
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For the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), mesothelioma awareness occurs every day of the year, but during the month of September, we unite with other organizations in support of Mesothelioma Warriors we know, love, and remember. Since prevention is the only cure for asbestos disease, awareness can literally save lives. ADAO will publish a special edition newsletter in honor of Mesothelioma Awareness Day, featuring nearly 100 Share Your Stories, interviews with members of our community who are organizing awareness events, and much more.  This year, ADAO is honored to benefit from three very special events for Mesothelioma Awareness Day.

The ADAO “Make a Pie, Take a Pie” Ban-Asbestos Challenge, organized by Jessica Mattmuller and Donna Johnson, is dedicated to raising awareness and fighting the misconception that asbestos has been banned in the United States. Participating is easy, simple, fun and, most importantly, raises life-saving asbestos awareness. If someone challenges you or  you just want to participate, simply make a video challenging loved ones or friends, share one of the 5 asbestos facts, and “take a pie” OR make a $50 donation to ADAO! The challenge is on!!

Jammin’ for Asbestos Awareness is a family-friendly concert, organized by the Rahe family in loving memory of Meso Warrior Bob Rahe. The event takes place on September 26 at 7 pm at the Slowdown in Omaha, Nebraska. Come celebrate with us at an exciting program of seven musicians, headlined by Jordan Zevon, ADAO’s National Spokesperson. You can purchase tickets online or at the door. ADAO sincerely thanks the Rahe Family and their organizing committee in advance of this wonderful event.

The 6th Annual Miles for Meso 5K Race and Fun Run will be held in Alton, Illinois at 8:30 am on September 27. To honor and support our ADAO community, we have formed the Mesothelioma Warrior Virtual Team. This unique team is comprised of Warriors who are courageously fighting mesothelioma or have lost their battles. Each Miles for Meso Race Day runner will wear the name of a Warrior on his/her jersey. ADAO will design a photo collage of the people on the Virtual Team and snap a Race Day photo of the actual runners holding the collage. No fee is required for the Virtual Team; however, if you would like to support ADAO by purchasing a t-shirt from the event or register for the race click here.

ADAO like to thank our Mesothelioma Warrior Virtual Team Captains Herman, Lou, Ann, Heather, Sandra, Courtney, Jessica, and Jennifer for their hard work in making this first team event a success.

For all three of these events, all proceeds will be donated to ADAO. Below is a list of September events to raise asbestos awareness. Wherever you are, we hope you’ll find an event you can attend!

ADAO congratulates MARF on their success in obtaining “National Mesothelioma Awareness Day” proclamations by both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives.

Together, we make change happen.


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September Asbestos & Mesothelioma Events

“Make a Pie, Take a Pie” Ban-Asbestos Challenge: throughout the month of September

Derbyshire Asbestos Support Walk a Mile for Mesothelioma: September 5, 2014 in Nottinghamshire, UK

Kayaking 4 Meso: September 6, 2014 in Stillwater, New York

Michael (Mick) Colinese runs the Great North Run half Marathon in memory of his sister, Carole Hagedorn, on September 7, 2014. Donations befit Mesothelioma UK.

IATP Charity Skydive:  September 12th  in Wolverhampton to benefit the Asbestos Awareness Support Cymru (AASC).

British Thoracic Oncology Group “Managing Mesothelioma in the UK”: September 12, 2014 in London, UK

The 4th John Pavlick Miles for Meso 8K and Family Fun Run: September 14, 2014 in Fairfax Station, Virginia

Asbestos Diseases Society Walk for Research and Awareness 2014 and the Rod Triplett Tribute Walk: September 14 – 19, 2014 in Perth, Australia

Mesothelioma Heroes Foundation “I Know A Superhero Family Fun Festival”: September 20 in Chicago, IL Proceeds benefit University of Chicago Medicine’s Mesothelioma Program

5th Annual RODs Benefit: September 20, 2014 in Eleanor, West Virginia

The 3rd Annual Bruce A. Waite Miles for Meso 5k Run/Walk: September 21, 2014 in Ontario, Ohio

Mesothelioma Awareness Day: September 26, 2014

Jammin’ for Asbestos Awareness: September 26, 2014 in Omaha, Nebraska

Macmillan’s “World’s Biggest Coffee Morning”: September 26,2014 throughout the United Kingdom

Abramson Cancer Center Penn Medicine 6th Annual FOCUS ON Mesothelioma Conference: September 26, 2014 in Philadelphia, PA

6th Annual Miles for Meso Race: September 27, 2014 in Alton, IL

Asbestos Diseases Society of Australia Inc. 4 Ball Ambrose Fundraising Golf Day: September 28, 2014 in Perth, Australia