Posts Tagged ‘Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization’

ADAO conference declaration gives activists a united voice

14 Apr 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News

IMG 0023 100x100 ADAO conference declaration gives activists a united voice The Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) 13th Annual International Awareness and Prevention Conference touched on a variety of topics and included an array of speakers from the United States and abroad. Perhaps nothing more concisely stated the goals and purpose of the conference than the declaration attendees unanimously approved.

As attendees of the 13th Annual International Awareness and Prevention Conference, we call for global attention to the extraordinary toll of -related disease on families and communities. We urge government officials, faith leaders, scientists, health practitioners, trade unionists, business groups, employers, workers and the public to join in our call for the following: (more…)


ADAO conference addresses asbestos use in U.S.

13 Apr 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News

IMG 0025 100x100 ADAO conference addresses asbestos use in U.S.Comedian Quincy Jones’s presentation at the Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) 13th Annual International Awareness and Prevention Conference was titled “ is Still Legal? You Must Be Joking…” It’s a theme that connected many of the stories mesothelioma warriors shared at the conference: Those diagnosed with mesothelioma did not realize was even still legal in the United States. (more…)


Low-dose CT used to detect asbestos-related cancers

12 Apr 2017 by Sarah Mahan under Research/Treatment

StevenMarkowitz 100x100 Low dose CT used to detect asbestos related cancersWhile mesothelioma most often affects the lining surround the lungs, it is not technically considered a lung cancer, as it could also affect the lining of the heart or the abdomen. Mesothelioma, which is caused by the inhalation or ingestion of , is relatively rare. In fact, those exposed to are at a far greater risk of lung cancer than mesothelioma. Lung cancers are treatable with early detection, whereas mesothelioma has a long latency period that makes early detection incredibly difficult.  However, advancements in the early detection of lung cancers may  help detect mesothelioma as well. (more…)


ADAO conference addresses anti-asbestos challenges

11 Apr 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News

IMG 0020 e1491941993263 100x100 ADAO conference addresses anti asbestos challengesResearchers, activists and survivors from around the country and across the globe joined the Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) for its 13th Annual International Awareness and Prevention Conference in Arlington, Virginia. (more…)


ADAO annual conference set for April 2017

27 Jan 2017 by Sarah Mahan 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 Awareness 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 -causing diseases. (more…)


National Mesothelioma Awareness Day is September 26

22 Sep 2014 by Wesley Smithart 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 cancer. 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…)


FACT Act now before U.S. Senate – Please speak out to oppose this legislation!

23 May 2014 by Wendi Lewis under Legal, News, Organizations

senatelogo 100x100 FACT Act now before U.S. Senate   Please speak out to oppose this legislation!In November 2013, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that victims and their supporters say will provide protection for manufacturers, while preventing victims from obtaining justice while in fact violating their rights to privacy. Now that legislation is before the U.S. Senate. Please act now to speak out in opposition of the so-called Furthering Claim Transparency (FACT) Act. (more…)


Global Asbestos Awareness Week – April 1-7, 2014

1 Apr 2014 by Wendi Lewis under Events, Research/Treatment

Asbestos Awareness Week 2014 100x100 Global Asbestos Awareness Week   April 1 7, 2014Today marks the start of Global Awareness Week (GAAW), which will be observed April 1-7, 2014. The event was started as National Awareness Day in 2005, expanded to National Awareness Week, and is now recognized globally as a time to educate the public about the dangers of . (more…)


Debbie Brewer’s funeral set for June 20; family welcomes all whose lives she touched

18 Jun 2013 by Wendi Lewis under Events, News, People

debbie brewer 10 2009 100x100 Debbie Brewers funeral set for June 20; family welcomes all whose lives she touchedI was very sad to report earlier this month that our beloved meso warrior, Debbie Brewer, passed away after battling six years against mesothelioma. Her funeral is set for Thursday, June 20, a 1 p.m. at Weston Mill Crematorium, Plymouth, U.K. Debbie’s family says all whose lives she touched are welcome to attend the service. Well-wishers are asked – per Debbie’s request – not to wear black to the services. (more…)


Meso warrior friends flood Facebook with support for ‘Wonder Woman’ Janelle

4 Jun 2013 by Wendi Lewis under Events, News, People

Janelle Wonder Woman 100x100 Meso warrior friends flood Facebook with support for Wonder Woman JanelleFriends of mesothelioma survivor Janelle Bedel – both IRL (web-speak for “in real life”) and those in the virtual online community – have flooded Facebook with support for the young woman who is battling this -related cancer. They are changing their profile pictures to the symbol used by comic-book hero Wonder Woman, the nickname earned by Bedel for her courage and strength in fighting the life-threatening illness, and hoping to raise awareness by sharing her story. (more…)