Global Asbestos Awareness Week
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Join us for Global Asbestos Awareness Week (GAAW) on April 1 - 7, 2011 to raise asbestos awareness and prevent asbestos-caused diseases.  Over the course of seven days, we will share how asbestos impacts the citizens of the world.  Guest writers from Canada, Mexico, Japan, South America, India, UK, and beyond will continue to open our eyes to the devastating wake that asbestos is leaving behind.

Asbestos has impacted us individually, yet we are joined by a common bond. As a testament to the strength of our global family, during GAAW we will be highlighting the courageous stories of our members with our "Share Your Story," beginning by honoring the courageous story of Julie who will be presenting at our 7th Annual International Asbestos Awareness Conference on April 1-3 in Atlanta.

Finally, join us for our "Light a Candle" tradition on Friday, April 1 in memory of those we have lost and again on Monday, April 7 in honor of loved ones battling asbestos-related diseases. ADAO's strength depends on the collective activism of its supporters.  You can make a difference this week by joining our social media strategy, detailed below.  Please join us in for Global Asbestos Awareness Week and help save lives.  Linda Reinstein



*** Check ADAO's Global Asbestos Awarness Week (GAAW) on April 1st for all the blogs and links to worldwide initiatives. 


Day 1: EXPOSED - The Facts about Asbestos  


Day 2: What Is Asbestos and Why Is It Bad for Our Health? How to treat asbestos-related diseases. 


Day 3: Global magnitude of mesothelioma believed to be much higher than reported. Advocates around the world working to ban asbestos. 


Day 4: Where is asbestos in your home and in your workplace? Education and training a great defense to safely deal with asbestos. 


Day 5: Worker Safety: Working to ban asbestos in the US and Canada. 


Day 6: Battling Asbestos in Brazil - after fighting hard, success in banning asbestos! 


Day 7: Share and Connect through Social Media! Tell stories, ask questions, and build nodes. 



Social media allows grass-roots campaigns like ours really take root, but we cannot do it alone. You can help us further ADAO's mission.  See what a powerful force we can be when we work together.     


Want to help spread the message? Here's how!




1) Change your profile picture to the GAAW logo 

2) Go to our ADAO Facebook page and "LIKE" us.  

3) Post the following message on April 1:  

"EXPOSED - The Facts about Asbestos"

4) Share the materials we will be providing the week




The most impactful way we can use Twitter is to become a trending topic. This is how issues like Egypt and Tunisia were recently in the news. So sign up and tweet about GAAW!


1) Send a tweet on April 1! Copy and paste the following (make sure to leave the "#" sign):

 Exposed - The Facts about #Asbestos

2) Change your profile picture to the GAAW logo 

3) Follow us @Linda_ADAO 

4) Retweet our materials throughout the Global Asbestos Awareness Week



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




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.   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 


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.