Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization


Special Conference eNewsletter

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President's Message
Keynote: Matt Peacock
Honoree: Steve McQueen
Screening: Dust
Steve McQueen Tribute Dinner
Global Asbestos Awareness Week
2012 Official ADAO Sponsors

2011 Year-In-Review

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Matt Peacock to Keynote Conference

The 2012 ADAO 8th Annual International Asbestos Awareness Conference is less than three weeks away, and we are excited to announce that Matt Peacock, award-winning journalist from the Australian Broadcasting Company, will be our keynote speaker! Since the conference will be in Los Angeles, it's only appropriate to bring in some of that classic Hollywood spirit! Matt's newest book, Killer Company, a history of Australia's largest asbestos manufacturer, has recently been dramatized for the new TV series Devil's Dust, and his investigative journalism piece, India's Toxic Trade, has been seen by millions. All of us at ADAO are honored to have such a prolific journalist sharing his views and wisdom. But remember, this is Hollywood, so the guest list is exclusive! Be sure to register now to get your name on the list and ensure that you don't miss out on any of the great events over the weekend! 

Steve McQueen to be Honored Posthumously 
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The 2012 ADAO Asbestos Awareness Conference is coming to Hollywood this year and it's time to bust out the glitz and glam to get ready for the stars! Increasing the star power this year will be Barbara McQueen, widow of Steve McQueen, who is receiving the Warren Zevon Keep Me in Your Heart Memorial Award on her late husband's behalf. In addition to receiving the award, Barbara will be signing copies of her book, Steve McQueen: The Last Mile, which chronicles her time with Steve in pictures and passages from 1977 to 1980. Affectionately known as the King of Cool, McQueen dominated cinema in the 60s and 70s, and rose to the top of the American box-office. This is an amazing opportunity, so don't get stuck behind the velvet rope, and register for the conference now! 
                  Niccol˛ Bruna to Speak at Conference and Screening of Dust 
Hollywood, California: where life comes to the silver screen. Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes? ADAO is giving you two chances to find out! Niccolo Bruna, director of Dust: The Great Asbestos Trial, will be speaking at the  2012 ADAO 8th Annual International Asbestos Awareness ConferenceBruna will also answer questions about his film, and speak on a panel with AFeVA  members Nicolo Pondrano and Bruno Pesce about the historic Eternit trial that just took place in Italy. In addition, ADAO is also hosting a free screening of Dust at USC the following Wednesday, April 4 at 7:00pm and panel discussion that includes Dr. Michael Renov (Professor of Critical Studies and SCA Vice Dean, Academic Affairs), director Niccol˛ Bruna, and Linda Reinsten (President/CEO, ADAO). Don't miss this chance to hear from Director himself. Register now! Lights, camera, action, get your questions ready! 

Steve McQueen Tribute Dinner  

ADAO is proud to host the Steve McQueen Tribute Dinner, March 31, from 6:30 - 9:00 PM at the Manhattan Beach Marriott, in Manhattan Beach, CA. This is going to be an amazing evening featuring a book signing by Barbara McQueen (widow of Steve McQueen), a special performance by Jordan Zevon, and a silent auction where you can bid on great pieces of Hollywood memorabilia, theme park tickets, and more! RSVP now so you don't miss out!


Global and National Asbestos Awareness Week is Under a Month Away!


 The U.S. Senate unanimously passed S. Res. 389, designating the first week of April (April 1 - 7) 2012 as "National Asbestos Awareness Week."  Read more about the Resolution in the press release and find out how you can join us!  READ MORE. 



2012 ADAO Sponsors as of March 15, 2012 
ADAO relies entirely on the generous support of its sponsors and individual donors to fund its education, advocacy, and community initiatives. The only way to stop asbestos-related diseases in the future is by preventing exposure and finding a cure now; and with your support, we can get one step closer to our goals.


Friends of ADAO ($1,000+)

Marliyn Amento, in loving memory of Joe

Jill Cagle, in loving memory of Rob
Debra Farnsworth, in loving memory of Jeff



ADAO's innovative sponsorship opportunities are still available before Friday March 16 5:00 pm EST! For more information, contact: [email protected] 

ADAO New Website 
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