The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is an independent organization, founded by asbestos victims and their families, dedicated to promoting asbestos awareness through education, advocacy and community. Every year, thousands of people in the United States are diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer and other asbestos related diseases.
What is ADAO’s Mission?
The primary mission of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization is to advance asbestos awareness around the globe by educating the public on the hazards of asbestos exposure, creating a supportive community for asbestos disease victims and their families, playing an active advocacy role in Washington D.C. and funding ongoing research to develop new and improved treatment methods and to search for a cure.
The ADAO community is comprised of a group of individuals joined in a common goal to provide a strong, unified “Voice of the Victims”. As a result of the consistent, unyielding dedication and commitment of everyone in the community this “voice” continues to strengthen each year. Together, the ADAO community has worked to influence important asbestos legislation, created important educational tools to promote public awareness and supported medical research to develop new and emerging treatment protocols. Most importantly they have fostered strong personal bonds and friendships that, in many instances, have proven to be the best “medicine” of all.
ELSM Offers Continued Support to ADAO
Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney and Meisenkothen remains firmly committed to ADAO’s mission and vision of promoting global asbestos awareness. The vast majority of ELSM clients are mesothelioma victims and/or their family members. In working with our clients, we have witnessed firsthand the devastating effects that asbestos disease can have and this has strengthened our resolve to continue to provide financial support to organizations, like ADAO, that are dedicated to increasing awareness about the harmful effects of asbestos and ending the suffering that is caused by it.
Current Events Sponsored by ADAO
The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization held its Eleventh Annual International Asbestos Awareness Conference in Washington, D.C. from April 17 - April 19, 2015. The event was once again an overwhelming success thanks to the hard work and dedication of the conference speakers, honorees, volunteers, and sponsors. Over the course of the three day event, over 30 renowned asbestos experts and asbestos victims presented on four key areas: 1) Progress and Challenges from the Frontline; 2) Medical Advancements; 3) Prevention; and 4) Advocacy. A significant highlight of the event was the recognition of the 2015 ADAO Asbestos Awareness Conference honorees. Those honored included tireless advocates for public safety and the ADAO, a doctor dedicated to increasing asbestos awareness to eliminate disease, and two mesothelioma patients for their commitments to education and advocacy, just to cite a few. The law firm of Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen was proud to support the 2015 ADAO conference as a Silver Sponsor.
The ADAO’s Twelfth Annual International Asbestos Awareness Conference – Where Knowledge and Action Unite – is scheduled to be held in Washington, D.C. from April 8-10, 2016.