Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization
March Newsletter
ADAO in the News


ADAO Thanks Billy Ray Cyrus for his Words of Support 


Family Tribute Donations 


Corporate Sponsors 


Global Asbestos Awareness Week


U.S. Senate Asbestos Awareness Week Resolution     


  "Exposed - The Facts about Asbestos - April 1-7     

Ron Cyrus Press Release 


Julie Gundlach Story

"Asbestos Kills" video featuring Warren Zevon's "Keep Me in Your Heart"


Event Summary 





Keynote: Dr. Linda Rae Murray Press Release  


  Honorees Press Release  


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As the 7th Annual International Awareness Conference rapidly approaches, ADAO is especially thankful for the hard work and dedication of our volunteers, speakers, honorees, and of utmost importance, our sponsors. We could not do what we do for our growing global community if not for the support of these wonderful companies and individuals.


It's not too late to sign on as a 2011 Sponsor! There are still opportunities to strategically partner with ADAO for the conference and the remainder of 2011. Sponsorship is critical in order for ADAO to continue to promote its pillars of education, advocacy, and community around the world, and sponsors receive numerous opportunities for recognition throughout the year.


ADAO is also thrilled that the Senate has introduced legislation to dedicate April 1 - 7, 2011 as Global Asbestos Awareness Week! This phenomenal opportunity for increasing awareness and prevention of asbestos exposure and asbestos-related diseases is perfectly timed with the conference, and we fully thank and support the continued advocacy of Senator Max Baucas (D-MT) for this bill.


For those who cannot attend the conference April 1 - 3 in Atlanta or who want to honor their loved ones, we invite you to participate in our "Light a Candle" tradition on April 1 and April 7.


Again, we thank you all for your support. Together change is possible.  


In Unity,

Linda Reinstein, CEO and Co-Founder



We would like to thank our current 2011 Sponsors for their generous support! It is because of you that ADAO can continue to provide asbestos victims and concerned citizens a united voice to raise public awareness to prevent asbestos exposure and eliminate asbestos-related diseases.   


It's not too late! Limited 2011 Corporate Sponsorships are still available until March 15th! Email [email protected] for more detailed sponsorship information.   


Click to view our current sponsors.  


 Platinum Sponsor



Shein Law Center, LTD  



 Simmons Law Firm, LLC  



Gold Sponsors

Adfero Group

Baron and Budd, PC 

Motley Rice LLC


Silver Sponsors

Belluck & Fox, LLP

Kazan, McClain, Lyons, Greenwood & Harley, PLC

Levy, Phillips & Konigsberg LLP


Bronze Sponsors

DeLuca & Nemeroff, LLP

Early, Ludwick, Sweeney & Strauss 

International Association of Heat & Frost Insulators & Allied Workers

Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd, LLC

Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein


Friends of ADAO

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center

Canadian Autoworkers


Atlanta Marriott--EDUCATION--


Atlanta, Georgia -- April 1 - 3, 2011
 "Asbestos: Impact on Public Health, Environment, and the Economy"



Time to register for our conference is running out! Join us for an incredibly informative weekend led by exceptional global experts with a combined 400 years of experience along with victims, family members, and global advocates to discuss occupational and non-occupational exposure issues, detection and treatment advances, environmental and economic impact, and national and global policy. Get a sneak peek of our conference program agenda, session titles, keynote speakers, and honorees online. This conference is made possible with the support of the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. 





Friday, April 1                                                        Friday, April 1 

Private Gathering for Family,                                  Meet and Greet with Jordan

Patients, & Caregivers                                             Zevon and Jordan Summers

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.                                                       7:00 - 9:00 p.m. 


Saturday, April 2                                                    Sunday, April 3

Conference                                                              Unity and Remembrance Brunch  

8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.                                                     9:30 - 11:30 a.m. 






ADAO wants to applaud Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) and cosponsors for introducing a resolution to declare April 1 - 7, 2011 as "National Asbestos Awareness Week" to "raise public awareness about the prevalence of asbestos-related diseases and the dangers of asbestos exposure." Because of our global community and demand from around the world, ADAO would like to celebrate Global Asbestos Awareness Week (GAAW) on April 1 - 7. Join us as we spread awareness about this deadly carcinogen and see what a powerful force we can be when we work together.






CandleAs part of Global Asbestos Awareness Week, please join us for our Light a Candle tradition to honor our friends and loved ones who have battled or are battling asbestos-related diseases. We light a virtual candle with love, support, and hope, and ask that you join us in creating an ever-extending community for our Mesothelioma Warriors around the world.


Friday, April 1 -          Light a candle in memory of those we have lost

Monday, April 7 -       Light a candle in honor of those patients battling mesothelioma.  


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We have been touched by asbestos in individual ways, yet we are joined by a common bond of community. As a testament to the strength of our global family, Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is highlighting the courageous stories of our members with the new "Share Your Story" feature on our website.


This week, we would like to honor the story of Lonna. We are pleased that Lonna's daughters, Kim and Kristen, will be speaking at our 7th Annual International Asbestos Awareness Conference on April 1-3 in Atlanta. They will be sharing, "With Love Comes Hope."


We encourage you to submit your personal stories by clicking here and following the simple instructions. In sharing, comes healing. Remember, you are not alone.


ADAO New Website 
Follow us on our new website and through  Twitter, Facebook, RSS Feed, blogging and more. ADAO's website includes a variety of resources such as videos in our online library, like "Asbestos Kills" and the Chrysotile Asbestos Fact Sheet, a result of collaboration between ADAO and the Environmental Information Association.