We Support ADAO
Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney and Meisenkothen proudly supports the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) and its mission to support global advocacy for increased asbestos awareness. As a law firm dedicated to representing victims of mesothelioma and other asbestos diseases, ELSM makes it a priority to support organizations like ADAO that provide a “voice for victims” as well as funding for research to discover improved diagnosis and treatment methods and ultimately a cure.
What is the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization?
The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization was established in 2004. It was founded as an independent organization by asbestos victims and their families with the primary mission of helping to raise public awareness about the dangers of asbestos and preventing asbestos disease through education and legislative action. The organization seeks to be a “Voice of the Victims”, to educate the public about the hazards of asbestos exposure, to promote unity among asbestos disease victims and to support ongoing research.
The organization has been very active since its inception and for 2010 boasts an impressive list of accomplishments in the areas of education, advocacy and community including:
- Organizing Asbestos Awareness Conferences in several states
- Publishing monthly newsletters
- Creating an asbestos video library
- Developing an Asbestos Fact Sheet
- Attending White House Meetings
- Testifying before OSHA and the California State Assembly’s Natural Resources Committee
- Building a Social Media Network through Facebook, Twitter and Blogs
- Launching a Global Ban Asbestos Network website
On March 22-24 2013, the ADAO held its 9th Annual International Asbestos Awareness Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference, with a focus on the impact of asbestos on public health, the environment and the economy, was attended by over 100 participants including asbestos disease victims, speakers, honorees and volunteers. Several individuals were recognized for their ongoing contributions and dedication to actively promoting the cause of asbestos awareness. They included U.S. Representative Lois Capps, Celeste Monforton, MD, Karen Banton, The International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, Mavis Nye, Jordan Zevon and Rob Cagle who lost his battle with mesothelioma in 2011.