On behalf of the firm, I would like to recognize this year’s ADAO Asbestos Awareness Conference honorees, including our client Larry Davis, a mesothelioma survivor from Pompano Beach, Fla. We would like to congratulate all of this year’s winners for the selfless work they’ve done not just this year, but in many cases over decades of their careers.
Giving out awards to recognize the work done to promote asbestos awareness is so important because it give the mesothelioma community a reason to celebrate. This year’s winners not only give us hope but they prove that together the mesothelioma community is making a difference.
Larry has been awarded the Alan Reinstein Award for his commitment to education, advocacy and support to countless patients and families. Since 2010, he has organized the South Florida Miles for Meso 8K race in Boca Raton, Fla., which has cumulatively raised nearly $100,000 for mesothelioma research.
This award couldn’t have gone to a better person. Larry’s ability to preserve against such a tough diagnosis like mesothelioma is inspiring. He never gives up. He has confronted his disease head on and has
built the South Florida Miles for Meso race into a spectacular event. How can you not be inspired by his story?
Additional award winners are:
- U.S. Representative Steve Cohen, (D-TN), Tribute of Hope Award
- Dr. Richard Lemen, Dr. Irving Selikoff Lifetime Achievement Award
- Dr. Arthur Frank, Dr. Irving Selikoff Lifetime Achievement Award
- Joel Shurfro, Tribute of Inspiration Award
- Associazione Familiari Vittime Amianto (AFEVA) Tribute of Unity Award
- Debbie Brewer, Alan Reinstein Award
ADAO will also posthumously honor well-known actor Steve McQueen who died of mesothelioma. McQueen’s widow Barbara McQueen will accept the Warren Zevon Tribute Award in her husband’s honor. A tribute banquet will be held to honor Steve McQueen’s memory on March 30 and is open to the public. The evening will include cocktails, a performance by Jordan Zevon, a book signing by Barbara McQueen and a silent auction.