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That's a wrap, 2017! Throughout this whirlwind of a year, and each year since ADAO's inception in 2004, our collective community has shown resilience and strength as we've fought side-by-side to raise asbestos awareness, protect the civil rights of workers and families, and advocate for a federal ban of this known carcinogen. Every accomplishment we achieved in 2017 was possible thanks to the hard work of our network of champions, including victims, physicians, researchers, educators, public health advocates, labor union members, and more.
In 2017, we saw the astonishing impact of our community's ongoing commitment to a world without asbestos - our social impact is on the rise (thanks to all of your support with our Thunderclap campaign!), our global leaders in Brazil are bringing us closer to life free of asbestos with their Supreme Court's monumental decision to implement a ban, and the  Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act has garnered more congressional support than ever before. For more highlights, check out our year in review and impact infographic!
It's hard to predict what lies ahead in the coming year, but there are a few things you can certainly anticipate from us in this new year:
Our sincere thanks to the continued generosity of the volunteers, sponsors, and donors who fuel our work and further our cause. ADAO's growth continues to reflect the development and progress together with our colleagues as we work to advance national and global ban asbestos efforts.  We excitedly look forward to continued shared success throughout 2018 and beyond.
With gratitude,  Linda Reinstein,  Social Networks
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U.S. House Hearing: Congressman Pallone Questions EPA Administrator Pruitt about Asbestos


14th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference April 13-15, 2018

Countdown! We are months away from our annual 14th International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference. We invite you to join us, April 13-15, 2018 in Washington, D.C., for an exciting weekend line up of exceptional expert speakers, art installations, and even some new awards. Registration is coming soon! 
In between Thanksgiving and planning ADAO's 2018 14th Annual Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference, we've been reflecting on our gratitude list.  Near the top of that list are our incredible sponsors who support our work as their gift to the asbestos victim community. 
Please take a moment to thank those who generously sponsored last year's incredible conference and ADAO's work throughout 2017.  ADAO remains the only U.S. nonprofit that organizes annual conferences dedicated to preventing and eliminating asbestos-caused diseases, and  these are the folks who help make it happen.
With these strong supporters in our corner, I know 2018 holds even more victories for Team ADAO! 
2017 Platinum Sponsors

2017 Gold Sponsor

2017 Silver Sponsor
Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney and Meisenkothen  




May the flames of hope, courage, and community continue to burn brightly in our hearts forever.


Breaking News






January 4, 2018: Mesothelioma Warrior Candle Lighting in Honor and Support 

January 20, 2018: Zimbabwe Asbestos Disease Awareness Foundation (ZADAF) March in Johannesburg, South Africa 

February 2018: National Cancer Prevention Month 

February 4, 2018: World Cancer Day  

February 7, 2018: National Cancer Prevention Day 

February 10, 2018: 12th Annual Lungleavin' Day Celebration 

February 28, 2018: National Sponsor of Rare Disease Day (NORD)
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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 www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org