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President's Message

These days it seems nearly impossible to catch a break from the constant chaos coming out of Washington. Regardless of which party you support, you're probably getting regular requests to take action. I'll say what we're all thinking - it's EXHAUSTING.
To counter this fatigue, it's important to take a step back and regain focus on the issues that truly matter to you. And of course, for us, that issue is asbestos.
Presenting in the UK for Action Mesothelioma Day was a great reminder of our focus, and an inspiration to double down our advocacy efforts. Phillip Lewis, London Hazards, and the London Asbestos Support Awareness Group (LASAG) did a beyond phenomenal job once again coordinating an advocacy push with global reach.
An upside to weathering the current political storm in the US is that we've seen our international support and solidarity skyrocket. These prevention partnerships have helped to propel our educational and advocacy materials further than ever before.
Want proof? Look no further than ADAO's petition calling on the EPA to ban asbestos with no exemptions or loopholes. We've gathered more than 10,000 signatures from around the globe. Even though we're petitioning for U.S. policy, our international partners have thrown their support behind it, sharing on social media and reaching more people than we ever imagined! With such strength in numbers, we will be entering this petition into the EPA's official record on asbestos. Join us on the right side of history and add your name before the September 15 deadline - our goal is 25,000 signatures, and I know together WE CAN DO IT!
The advocacy opportunities will keep coming ahead of Mesothelioma Awareness Day on September 26. Be sure to read our Mesothelioma Warrior Dedication Video and Raise Your Voice blogs to find out how you can get involved and honor your Warrior! 
YOU are part of the solution - keep it up!
Linda Reinstein,  Social Networks
In This Issue


Many people associate mesothelioma as the primary asbestos-caused disease. But did you know that asbestos-caused lung cancer is responsible for 4x as many asbestos-caused deaths as mesothelioma? Lung cancer is also the overall deadliest cancer in the U.S., killing more than 150,000 Americans each year.

August 1 is World Lung Cancer Day, and ADAO is taking this opportunity to spark a discussion in a global Twitter chat. Patients, advocates, and medical professionals will come share personal stories, important information, and tried and true tips. Please join us and help spread the word!   Join the conversation from 12:00 - 1:00 PM ET and remember to use #WLCD. 


Presenting 2017 Conference Highlight Reels!

This month, we've got an extra helping of Featured Videos -- well, actually, three extra helpings! As we plan our 14th International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference for April 2018, we'd like to share these wonderful highlight reels from this past April's conference. Be sure to check out our Save the Date blog in this newsletter for 2018 conference dates and details!


ADAO is Working on the 2017 Mesothelioma Warrior Memorial Video with Warren Zevon Keep Me in Your Heart Song
Submission Deadline: September 5

2016 Mesothelioma Memorial Video
 2017 RAISE YOUR VOICE || #ENDMeso 6-Word Quotes
Submission Deadline: September 5









September 9:  Kayaking for MesoA Kayaking Event to Raise Awareness of Mesothelioma

September 29:  Macmillan's "World's Biggest Coffee Morning"   in United Kingdom 

September 30:  Miles for Meso  in Alton, Illinois
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The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) was founded by asbestos victims and their families in 2004. ADAO seeks to give asbestos victims and concerned citizens a united voice to raise public awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure. ADAO is an independent global organization dedicated to preventing asbestos-related diseases through education, advocacy, and community. For more information, visit