Jordan Zevon – son of Warren Zevon – will lead a National Mesothelioma Awareness Day concert, organized by the family of Bob Rahe. “Asbestos ignorance isn’t bliss, it is deadly,” said Jordan Zevon, ADAO National Spokesperson. “Mesothelioma and other asbestos-caused diseases can strike families like mine and the Rahe’s. I am excited to join the talented performers as we jam for asbestos awareness.”
“Bob Rahe was a father, brother, and uncle who came into contact with asbestos during a summer job. We had no idea that over 30 years later, he would be diagnosed with a deadly cancer, relating to this exposure,” said Lisa Thompson, family spokesperson for the event. “Many Americans remain unaware that asbestos is still imported into this country, and that we are still utilizing products that contain this deadly hazard.”
In addition to Zevon – whose father died more than a decade ago from the disease – performers include local acts Clever, Mandown, The Jiggawatts, Cosmic Radio, and Lumpy Gravy, plus Mesothelioma Warrior, Troi Atkinson. Troi a singer/songwriter, who is currently touring nationally.
“The Rahe family wants to raise money for the cause and raise awareness in everyone.” Thompson said. “Asbestos claims the lives of 30 Americans each day. Research continues, but for now, prevention is our best option.”
Proceeds benefit the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization.
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“We are organizing this event to promote education and awareness,” Thompson said. “Maybe, one day, when all of us are armed with more knowledge, we can look forward to a cure.”
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About the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization
The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) was founded by asbestos victims and their families in 2004. ADAO is the largest non-profit in the U.S. dedicated to providing asbestos victims and concerned citizens with a united voice through our education, advocacy, and community initiatives. ADAO seeks to raise public awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure, advocate for an asbestos ban, and protect asbestos victims’ civil rights. For more information, visit www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org