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Miles for Meso races scheduled for September

15 Aug 2017 by under Events
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There are several road races scheduled throughout the country in the coming weeks aiming to raise about mesothelioma, and funds for education, outreach, advocacy and treatment.

Registration for the Alton, , race on Sept. 30 opened this last week. In 2016, Alton’s Miles for Meso race generated $40,000 for the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, a non-profit dedicated to securing a global ban on asbestos and providing support to victims of asbestos-related diseases. This year, the 9th annual Alton Miles for Meso 5K Run & 3K Fun Run/Walk hopes to expand its reach. (more…)


ADAO annual conference set for April 2017

27 Jan 2017 by under Events

640px Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel 100x100 ADAO annual conference set for April 2017Since 2005, the Disease Awareness Organization’s (ADAO) annual International and Prevention Conference has brought together more than 300 speakers from 14 different countries to speak about joint efforts in education, advocacy and awareness.

This year’s event, to be held April 7-9, 2107, at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Virginia, is set to add to those numbers with doctors, scientists, experts, advocates and victims gathering to help prevent and eliminate asbestos-causing diseases. (more…)


Musician Warren Zevon’s son to host ADAO fundraiser dedicated to his father, mesothelioma awareness

6 Jul 2016 by under Events

Warren Zevon 1978 press photo 100x100 Musician Warren Zevons son to host ADAO fundraiser dedicated to his father, mesothelioma awarenessWarren Zevon, the award-winning singer-songwriter known for such hits including “Werewolves of London” and “Guns and Money,” was a legend in his own right, not only because of his rock-n-roll past, but because he took control of his health by quitting smoking and drinking after becoming a father. Zevon’s son, Jordan, has since grown to an award-winning musician himself, as well as a spokesman for the Asbestos Disease Organization (). Why did he choose to become an advocate for ADAO? His rock star father passed away from pleural mesothelioma in 2003. (more…)


International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma will travel to three U.S. cities

26 Apr 2016 by under Events

marf logo 300x70 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma will travel to three U.S. citiesIt should come as no surprise that the diagnosis of a disease like mesothelioma can feel isolating. Whether you’re a sufferer, a family member, or a caregiver, mesothelioma takes its toll on your life and livelihood. That’s why the ( Foundation) will be hosting its International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma in three major cities – Houston (May 20), San Francisco (Sept. 16) and Chicago (Oct. 7) – in hopes of making an event more easily accessible and affordable to those who most need help, support and educational resources. (more…)


ADAO 12th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference set for April 8-10

15 Mar 2016 by under Events

adao logo ADAO 12th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference set for April 8 10With more than 107,000 deaths occurring annually around the world due to asbestos exposure, awareness is key in protecting and educating the masses on the importance of asbestos education and preparedness. That’s why the U.S. nonprofit Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization () has been holding an annual conference on the subject since 2005, over the years bringing together more than 300 speakers to discuss the joint efforts behind education, advocacy and awareness. (more…)


Researcher’s life work may improve understanding of asbestos-like mineral fibers

20 Oct 2015 by under Events, News, People, Research/Treatment

Phillip Cook image courtesy Minnesota Post 100x100 Researcher’s life work may improve understanding of asbestos like mineral fibersAlthough he died of in 2013 before he could complete his life’s work, researcher Phillip Cook will have an impact on the evaluation of asbestos-like mineral fibers and how they affect the body. Shortly after the scientist, who worked at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for much of his career, passed away, his colleague decided the must be completed. The results create a way to evaluate which fibrous minerals are more or less toxic. (more…)


ADAO announces Raise Your Voice | #ENDMeso campaign

2 Sep 2015 by under Events

Raise Your Voice ENDMeso CANVA 4 450x225 ADAO announces Raise Your Voice | #ENDMeso campaignThe (ADAO) has announced a social media campaign focused on the lives of 12 mesothelioma victims in order to help Congress understand the dangers of asbestos and encourage legislators to ban the substance once and for all. (more…)


Canada and chrysotile asbestos: Will the Rotterdam Convention bring anticipated change?

4 May 2015 by under Events, News

canada flag Canada and chrysotile asbestos:  Will the Rotterdam Convention bring anticipated change?According to a commentary held by the Canadian Medical Association Journal, experts believe the chrysotile form of asbestos should be banned from Canada, as well as added to the of a United Nations treaty. (more…)


Global Asbestos Awareness Week addresses asbestos exposure around the world

1 Apr 2015 by under Events, Organizations

Global Asbestos Awareness Week 100x100 Global Asbestos Awareness Week addresses asbestos exposure around the worldThe Asbestos Disease Organization (ADAO), the largest independent asbestos victims’ organization in the U.S., has announced the beginning of 2015, lasting from April 1-7. (more…)


National Mesothelioma Awareness Day is September 26

22 Sep 2014 by under Events, News, Organizations, Research/Treatment

MARF logo square National Mesothelioma Awareness Day is September 26On Friday, Sept. 26, National Mesothelioma Awareness Day will shed light around the nation on a dangerous form of . Established in 2004, this awareness day, established and promoted by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation), has been the driving force behind the movement to bring attention and funding to mesothelioma research. In the past ten years, National Mesothelioma Awareness Day has raised nearly $1 million, received numerous local, state, and national government proclamations, and been the focus of dozens of media stories. Volunteers around the country unite to spread their message about mesothelioma through events and activities on this day every year. (more…)