The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) candle lighting ceremony is an annual tradition that commemorates mesothelioma survivors and victims. The candles are lit to honor all ‘Mesothelioma Warriors,’ those who have been diagnosed with the cancer, those who have survived the disease and those who have lost their lives to it.

Light a candle for mesothelioma victims.The first candle lighting will take place on Dec. 28. Candles will be lit in loving memory of all of those who have lost their courageous battles with mesothelioma.

The second candle lighting will be held on Jan. 4, 2014 and these candles will be lit in support of all people who are currently battling mesothelioma across the globe.

If you know someone who has died from or is battling mesothelioma, you can have their name added to the list of Mesothelioma Warriors. You must fill out this form with a valid email address or the name cannot be added to the list. You can add names to the list up until Dec. 20, upon which the list will be closed. It is important to note that this list of Mesothelioma Warriors will be shared with the public.

You have the option to light your candles on Dec. 28 and Jan. 4 either virtually or in your home. After you light your candle, you may have the option to write an online message that can serve as a symbol of hope and encouragement for anyone who may be going through a similar situation, even if they’re halfway across the world.

Join the cause to honor mesothelioma victims and current warriors. Learn more about this ADAO candle lighting tradition today.