For Immediate Release: September 9, 2014
ADAO Hosts “Jammin’ for Asbestos Awareness” Concert with the Bob Rahe Family, Featuring Renowned National and Local Performers, September 26
Celebration Honors the Lives of Asbestos Victims in Conjunction with National Mesothelioma Awareness Day
Los Angeles, CA, September 9, 2014 – The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), the largest independent non-profit organization in the U.S. which combines education, advocacy, and community to help ensure justice for asbestos victims; today announced the “Jammin’ for Asbestos Awareness” Concert September 26 in Omaha, Nebraska. Hosted in conjunction with the Bob Rahe Family, the event features top national and local performers who are joining together to celebrate the life of asbestos victims.
The concert, which coincides with National Mesothelioma Awareness Day, was inspired by the memory of Bob Rahe, who lost his battle to mesothelioma. ADAO is sponsoring the concert to further its efforts as the leader in building asbestos awareness communities in the fight against asbestos.
“As the only organization dedicated to combining education, advocacy, and community through a truly global, volunteer-driven effort, ADAO is excited to support the Jammin’ for Asbestos Awareness Concert as another great example of how we can all come together to fight deadly asbestos diseases,” stated ADAO Co-Founder and President Linda Reinstein. “We owe our sincere thanks to our volunteers, interns, supporters, donors, patients and their families, Leadership, Science Advisory Board, and our National Spokesperson Jordan Zevon, who will be featured at the event. Our network includes over 20,000 individuals eager to live in a world without asbestos; we expresses our sincere gratitude to the Bob Rahe Family for being a part of this network, and organizing this event in memory of Bob.”
“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.”
The concert will take place at 7 pm on September 26 at the Slowdown, located at 729 North 14th Street in Omaha; doors open at 6 pm. Interested parties can purchase tickets online or at the door for $20 each. The first 50 ticket holders to enter the Slowdown will receive a free event t-shirt.
Jordan Zevon, ADAO National Spokesperson
Troi Atkinson, Mesothelioma Patient
Despite its known dangers, there is still no global ban on asbestos, and it continues to claim lives. Exposure to asbestos, a human carcinogen, can cause mesothelioma, lung, gastrointestinal, laryngeal, and ovarian cancers; as well as non-malignant lung and pleural disorders. The World Health Organization estimates that 107,000 workers around the world will die every year of an asbestos-related disease, equaling 300 deaths per day.
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.
Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO)