In This Issue
President's Message
"Supportive Resources in the Mesothelioma Community" Survey
Matt Peacock's ADAO Keynote Speech: "India's Toxic Trade"
ADAO Attends iMig's 11th Annual Conference
ADAO Takes Our Annual Spring Conference Back to Washington, DC
ADAO to Present at International ANDEVA Conference in France
ADAO Interview Videos and June's Video
Share Your Story: "We Will Love You Eternally" - Darryl's Story
Mesothelioma Warrior Blogs
"A Walk to Remember Victims of Asbestos"
Federal Gov't. Adds Mesothelioma to 9/11 WTC Health Program
Canada Announces End of 130 Years of Mining & Exporting Asbestos
"The European Asbestos Disaster: Support to Victims, Preventing a Future Tragedy" by Yvonne Waterman
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Linda Reinstein, ADAO Co-Founder


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ADAO needs your help.  We need just five minutes of your time so that we can share your combined voices with the medical community. In five minutes, you can share your experiences, knowledge, and recommendations as a mesothelioma patient or caregiver by completing ADAO's "Supportive Resources in the Mesothelioma Community" Survey.

Technology has greatly changed since Alan was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2003. With your help, we can use the survey results to better understand what resources have been most helpful to mesothelioma patients and families and what is needed for the future.
In addition to the survey, I will interview some patients and caregivers to deepen our understanding about the needs and benefits of supportive resources.

Help us continue to be the Voice of the Victims. Please fill out the confidential ADAO survey today, as our deadline is October 31st!


2012 ADAO AAC: Matt Peacock, Matt Peacock, a remarkable journalist for the Australian Broadcast Company, presented an exceptional keynote address at last year's 8th Annual Asbestos Awareness Conference. It is a privilege to share the video of Mr. Peacock's presentation, in which he discusses the asbestos industry's presence in India. Mr. Peacock has done extensive reporting on the dangers of asbestos. His book Killer Company was dramatized in the TV series "Devil's Dust."  [ Learn More about Matt → ]

On September 11-14, over 500 delegates gathered in Boston for the 11th International Mesothelioma Interest Group (iMig) Conference. Read ADAO's report on the conference's highlights. Our dynamic story, "Global Mesothelioma Experts Convene at the 2012 iMig Conference," includes blogs, photos, a video interview and messages from several members of the ADAO family who are grateful for iMig's phenomenal work.
ADAO's 9th Annual International Asbestos Awareness Conference, "The Asbestos Crisis: New Trends in Prevention and Treatment" will be held March 22 - 24, 2013 in Washington, D.C. Our annual spring conference brings together renowned experts, global activists, patients and families in a united forum to enhance asbestos awareness, education, treatment, and collaboration.
ADAO is thrilled to be invited to join delegates from over 20 countries in France on October 12 at the French National Association of Asbestos Victims' (ANDEVA) conference, entitled "International Day for Asbestos Victims." On October 13, ANDEVA will also host a demonstration, in which several thousand people will gather in the streets of Paris to call for "A World without Asbestos." Truly, these events will take place at a pivotal moment. [...] [Read more → ]

ADAO Interview Videos and June's Video 


Mesothelioma patient June Breit's Last Message (2009)
June Breit's Last Message (2009)

"Don't be fooled like I once was. This isn't something that only happens to other people or only to those who work directly with asbestos. This is everybody's problem." - June Breit 

In honor of Mesothelioma Awareness Day on September 26, ADAO coordinated a week-long tribute campaign, highlighting the stories of some of our mesothelioma warriors and their families. June speaks for herself and for all of us in her self-made video that was mailed to us after she lost her courageous mesothelioma battle. If you missed our daily blogs, click the following links: Army Archerd, June Breit, Ron Cyrus, Julie Gundlach, Steve McQueen, and Jordan Zevon.  

ADAO Share Your Story

"We Will Love You Eternally" - Darryl's Story 

2012 ADAO Conference Program                                 

We have been touched by asbestos in individual ways, yet we are joined together by a bond of community. As a testament to the strength of our global family, ADAO is highlighting the courageous stories of our members with the "Share Your Story" feature on our website. We would like to honor the story of Darryl, as shared by his widow, Dianne, who is a part of our ADAO family. We encourage you to submit your personal story. In sharing, comes healing. [ Read More → ]


For years, there have been many Mesothelioma Warriors and their families who have been sharing personal blogs in hopes to help others. If you would like to add your blog to the list on ADAO's website, please take a minute to fill out the  Mesothelioma Warrior Blog Information form. You can also view the active Mesothelioma Warriors blog Facebook group online. [...]   [ Read More → ]


Congratulations to everyone who made "A Walk to Remember Victims of Asbestos" in Sarnia, Canada a tremendous success! The walk received great publicity in Sarnia and around the world. Visit their website for photos and more!

Remembering Those We Lost on 9/11


September 11, 2012

On the eve of 9/11, the federal government added nearly 50 types of cancer, including mesothelioma, to the list of Sept. 11 World Trade Center-related illnesses that will be covered in the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.  Dr. John Howard, Director of National Institute for Occupational Safety (NIOSH) said, "The publication of this final rule marks an important step in the effort to provide needed treatment and care [...]"  [ Read More  ] 

September 15, 2012

On September 14, 2012, the Toronto Globe and Mail reported Canadian Federal Industry Minister Christian Paradis's announcement that the federal government will "no longer oppose global rules that restrict use and shipment of the substance" and that "Ottawa will offer up to $50-million to help towns dependent on the industry diversify their economies." [...] [ Read More  ]


I've had the pleasure to attend the conference 'Europe's Asbestos Catastrophe: Supporting Victims, Preventing Future Tragedy' in Brussels, Belgium (17-18 September 2012). The focus of the conference was on the asbestos situation in Middle- and Eastern Europe and aimed to bring together asbestos victims, trade unionists, campaigners and representatives of NGOs [...]  [ Read More → ]

ADAO New Website
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