By | June 10, 2010

Simmons employee Amy Bourland honored as Woman of Distinction by YWCA

A longtime Simmons Hanly Conroy employee, Amy Bourland, was recently selected as one of the YWCA of Alton’s 2010 Distinguished Women. To be selected, a woman must demonstrate exemplary community service and advance… Read More

By | May 27, 2010

Simmons Hanly Conroy to Attend 2010 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma

It’s once again that time of year when the mesothelioma community descends on Washington, D.C. for the 2010 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma hosted by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation This year the 3-day meso… Read More

By | May 27, 2010

4th Annual SEF Dinner Auction Raises over $200k for Local Charities

Last Thursday night was a very special night for the Simmons Employee Foundation. We were able to help two local charities whose work improves the quality of life for so many children and… Read More

By | March 29, 2010

Senate Resolution Declares a New “National Asbestos Awareness Week”

Senate Resolution Declares a New “National Asbestos Awareness Week” At the beginning of March, I was excited to pass along the news that the U.S. Senate planned to introduce a resolution to… Read More

By | March 3, 2010

ADAO to Address OSHA on the Need to Ban Asbestos Tomorrow Morning, Available Via Live Webcast

Our friends at the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization continue to work hard on behalf of victims of asbestos-related diseases. Linda Reinstein, Executive Director, will address OSHA tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. EST about… Read More

By | February 24, 2010

Department of Defense Funds New Research in the Fight Against Mesothelioma

It’s seldom discussed, but one chief factor in asbestos exposure and the development of mesothelioma is military service. Until its ban in the 1970s, asbestos was used throughout the military installations and… Read More

By | February 22, 2010

Update from ADAO on Legislation to Ban Asbestos in the U.S.

In 2010 we are doubling our efforts to push legislation forward that would ban asbestos in the United States once and for all. Our first formal effort of the year began earlier… Read More

By | December 7, 2009

ADAO Announces 6th Annual Asbestos Awareness Day Conference

Next spring our friends at the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization will host their sixth annual conference in Chicago. We spoke with Linda Reinstein, Executive Director for ADAO, and she told us this… Read More

By | November 20, 2009

Remembering Ernie Conry

We lost one hell of a fighter and good man this week. Ernest Conry, a husband, father and friend to many, lost his battle with mesothelioma on September 18, 2009. He passed… Read More

By | October 15, 2009

ADAO Issues Urgent Message Encouraging Others to Spread the Word About the Dangers of Asbestos Exposure

Although the anger of families like mine remains strong, our shift to action has become stronger. The good news is we are closer than ever to implementing a full ban. But we… Read More