The Voice of Asbestos Victims: "Keep Me in Your Heart"

Remembering Those Who Died from Mesothelioma and Other Asbestos Diseases

WASHINGTON, D.C. — March 25, 2005 — "Keep Me in Your Heart" is a moving slide show set to music that explains how asbestos harms our people and our environment. The voice of Warren Zevon, who died of the asbestos cancer mesothelioma, sings of the joys of life as well as the pain of loss. We are called to action and reminded that asbestos is not yet banned.

The US Senate has proclaimed April 1, 2005 "Asbestos Awareness Day." This is a time to honor and remember those who died from asbestos diseases as well as to plan for a better future. "Keep Me in Your Heart" will be shown as part of the day's activities.

The slide show presentation was written and directed by Linda Reinstein, the Executive Director of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), a group of asbestos victims and their families. The ADAO will hold a press conference on April 1 and publish "Reflections," which reviews the sad history of asbestos use and discusses asbestos diseases.

ADAO was the driving force behind Asbestos Awareness Day and worked hard to see this event come into being. Brayton Purcell supports the efforts of the ADAO in calling for a ban on asbestos and raising the national consciousness about its hazards and tragic impact on thousands of Americans.