For Immediate Release: September 22, 2015
ADAO Ushers in 2015 Mesothelioma Awareness Day with Far Reaching #ENDMeso Campaign
Miles for Meso Race and Month of Advocacy Efforts Underscore Call for Global Asbestos Ban
Washington DC – September 22, 2015 – The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), which combines education, advocacy, and community to prevent exposure and ensure justice for asbestos victims, today announced its far reaching activities to usher in the 2015 Mesothelioma Awareness Day on September 26.
As part of its comprehensive activities building up to Mesothelioma Awareness Day, ADAO launched a widespread, viral Raise Your Voice || #ENDMeso Campaign, which includes compelling graphics and real life stories from mesothelioma warriors, their families, and loved ones – as well as links to important educational and advocacy resources.
ADAO is also participating in the 7th annual Miles for Meso race in Alton, IL on September 26 with five virtual race teams across the nation, featuring a live performance from ADAO National Spokesperson, Jordan Zevon. All proceeds directly support ADAO’s asbestos awareness, advocacy, community support, and education efforts. ADAO’s action table will provide an interactive forum for attendees send letters to tell Congress to: “Stand up for AMERICANS and BAN ASBESTOS!”
“Mesothelioma Awareness Day is an important reminder for Congress that asbestos is still legal and lethal, but it is also an important example of the power of hope,” stated ADAO President and Co-Founder, Linda Reinstein. “As we come together as a true global community of survivors and warriors, families and loved ones of victims, and concerned citizens – we are continuing to ensure that our powerful voices are heard. ADAO maintains its urgent call to our leaders for an asbestos ban and Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform to put an end to exposure to asbestos and other deadly chemicals. Together, we can #ENDMeso and all asbestos disease.”
ADAO National Spokesperson Jordan Zevon, stated, “My father, Warren Zevon, legendary singer/songwriter was taken from us 12 years ago by mesothelioma. Despite the tireless work from ADAO, for whom I proudly serve as National Spokesperson, asbestos has not been banned in the United States. We want asbestos banned now. No one should suffer like my father and the other 15,000 Americans who die every year from preventable asbestos-caused diseases.”
Mesothelioma Warrior, Paul Zygielbaum, a leading ban asbestos advocate and the 2007 ADAO Product Testing visionary and manager stated, “My illness has affected my entire family and my outlook on life and I savor every moment with loved ones, and every opportunity to do something good in the world. My wife and I remain active in advocacy to stop asbestos poisoning, to improve medical treatments, and to protect the rights of patients and victims’ families. This life has chosen me, and there is no going back.”
Individuals are encouraged to join together to Light a candle in hope, honor, and remembrance for Mesothelioma Warriors on September 26.
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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. ADAO, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, does not make legal referrals.
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