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President's Message

Lights, Camera, Action!
May was a busy month, especially for ADAO's extensive YouTube video library, an ever-growing trove of asbestos awareness and education resources.
During our 13th International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference in April, we filmed each and every illuminating presentation and event. Team ADAO worked around the clock all month to get these videos available online - take a minute to check out all of the new content available to you here
We also launched an exciting new public service announcement (PSA) video, "Asbestos: The Killer You Can't See," which is available in six languages - English, Spanish, Russian, Hindi, Portuguese and French. These videos will bring lifesaving asbestos education to vulnerable populations across the world. 

And speaking of action, you'll find a number of ways you can support ADAO and our goals in this newsletter. We've launched a petition calling for an exemption-free asbestos ban that you can sign, as well  a month-long "surgiversary" donation drive in honor of the second anniversary of Mesothelioma Warrior Annamarie Kearns' PD surgery 
You'll also find a new blog listing four other ways you can become part of the solution! 
We wrapped up the month with another important trip to DC where we met with high-level EPA administrators. There is an important legislative deadline in our push for an absolute asbestos ban under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which was reformed in 2016 to close loopholes that have prevented the EPA from banning asbestos for the past 40 years. At this meeting, we ensured the EPA has all of the information they need to assess the current and continued risk posed by asbestos.
We've got a great month ahead in June, starting with National Cancer Survivors' Day on Sunday, June 4. This is a great opportunity to connect, share, and be inspired by Warriors across the world. I'll be joining the conversation on Twitter, and you can too using the hashtag #NCSD.
Linda Reinstein,  Social Networks
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When we travel to Washington, DC, we always dedicate our legislative briefings and meetings to a member of our Mesothelioma Warrior Community. 

Our late May meeting with the EPA was dedicated to Rachel, an Alabama nurse who bravely battles metastatic brain cancer in addition to mesothelioma. Rachel is a source of inspiration and support for so many fellow Warriors, and she uses her powerful voice and story to advocate for a ban. 

This month, we're proud to feature Rachel's recently updated story, in which she shares details about her familial exposure. 

"Stole My Father From Me Like A Thief In The Night" - Alfred's Story



In June, we remember Debbie Brewer and Janelle Bedel, two phenomenal Mesothelioma Warriors and fierce advocates who left us too soon.

"Mesothelioma and Me" - Debbie's Story 




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