Regular readers of this blog will know that I regularly plug Action Mesothelioma Day and other events/activities aimed at raising awareness of issues connected with asbestos.
Action Mesothelioma Day (AMD) takes place on the first Friday in July each year, so pretty obviously this year`s event will take place on Friday 6 July 2012. The day is aimed at "raising awareness and supporting and remembering those who have lived or have been affected by mesothelioma.". For me personally my motivation is connected with "remembering those who have lived" and with "raising awareness".
Each year the theme for the day is set by the British Lung Foundation (www.lunguk.org), and the theme this year is to call for a Global Ban on Asbestos.
I`m sure the many organisations involved with this issues can make their case more effectively than I could, so here are some links which may prove helful ;
If everyone who reads this posting could take a couple of minutes to check out one or two of these sites and learn more about the issues, then that would be great.
As an afterthought, perhaps I could also mention that Mesothelioma UK are asking anyone organising a local event for AMD, or anyone who knows of an event in thir own area, to inform them so they can update their site accordingly. Cheers.