We're a month into the New Year, and some days it feels like the whole world is changing. Some things, though, remain constant - among those is ADAO's dedication to preventing asbestos-caused diseases.
National Cancer Prevention Month
, an occasion we at ADAO always make sure to highlight, as we know prevention is the only cure when it comes to asbestos-caused diseases. It is a great opportunity to focus on the importance of eliminating unnecessary risk factors, and how we can work to make prevention the focus of the fight against cancer.
In the spirit of spreading awareness and promoting prevention, I'll be heading on an educational tour of sorts, visiting medical schools, law schools, and undergraduate campuses. These meetings will allow me to bring asbestos education and ADAO's message to of hundreds of people in just 5 days. It's especially exciting
to connect with students
and young people, some of whom could become the future leaders of our anti-asbestos movement.
We'll also be traveling in February to meet with the team at Spokane Regional Clean Air Association (SRCAA), the local organization we're collaborating with to develop a workers-centric awareness campaign using
restitution funds from a Washington state asbestos lawsuit
. This project is especially exciting as it is funded based on a polluter-payer principle, which forces those who cause asbestos exposure to pay for preventing future incidence.
As we dive into February, I encourage you let National Cancer Prevention Month inspire you to be active in spreading awareness - it can be as easy as sharing information online with your social networks. Remember that cancer prevention is more than just a day or even a month; it must be our mantra always --
"Hear Asbestos. Think Prevention."