Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO)

Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization Named as Finalist for 2013 American Business AwardSM


ADAO to be recognized at the 11th annual Stevie® Awards Ceremony on June 17 in Chicago

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), which combines education, advocacy, and community as the leading U.S. organization serving as the voice of asbestos victims, was named a finalist today in the Company of the Year – Non-Profit or Government Organizations category of the 2013 American Business Awards. Since 2004, ADAO has been dedicated to preventing mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.

“It is a true honor for ADAO to be named as a 2013 Stevie® Award finalist,” said Linda Reinstein, ADAO Co-Founder and President. “This award is shared with each and every person who has supported ADAO in time, donations, and leadership. The ADAO community has turned obstacles into opportunities to advance educational, advocacy, and community initiatives to prevent asbestos-caused diseases. Undeniably, social media advocacy has allowed us to execute our mission and vision across many platforms. In light of the continued use of asbestos in the U.S. and around the world, ADAO leverages innovation and strategic collaboration to end one of the largest man-made disasters.”

The 2013 Stevie® Award winners will be recognized at a ceremony on Monday, June 17, in Chicago, which will be attended by over 550 executives.

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. More than 3,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Most Innovative Company of the Year, Management Team of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others. Finalists were chosen by more than 140 business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April and May.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at

About Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization

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

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. A fifth program, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, will debut this year. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

Sponsors and partners of The 2013 American Business Awards include the Business TalkRadio Network, Callidus Software, Citrix Online, Dynamic Research Corporation, Experian, John Hancock Funds, LifeLock, PetRays, and SoftPro.

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