Merseyside Asbestos Victims Support Group (MAVSG) are hosting four delegates from the Japan Association of Mesothelioma, Asbestos Related Disease Victims and their Families this Friday at the annual Action Mesothlioma Day in Liverpool.
The four visitors are attending Action Mesothelioma Day on Friday 07th July 2017 for a Dove Release at noon in Exchange Flags to remember of all those who have lost their lives to asbestos related diseases.
Children from New Brighton Primary School will be taking part in the dove release representing “tomorrow’s workers” and highlighting the continuing importance of health and safety at work and the whole of society.
The day will start with a meeting at the Racquet Club, Chapel Street near the Town Hall at 11.00am and continue after the Dove Ceremony with speakers and a presentation by the Japanese delegates, all of whom have lost relatives to mesothelioma.
There will be a presentation to the people of Liverpool of One Thousand Origami Cranes (ORIZURU) held together by strings. An ancient Japanese tradition to bring health, happiness and wellbeing.
All proceeds raised on the day will be donated to the June Hancock and Mick Knighton Mesothelioma Research Funds which are dedicated to finding a cure for mesothelioma. A meeting will be held at the Racquet Club, Chapel Street during the day.
Guest speakers include Dr. Spyros Gennatas, Imperial College London on immunotherapy research and Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor for Liverpool Area.
John Flanagan, Support Officer for MAVS said;
“We invite local families, patients and carers affected by asbestos related diseases to join us on Action Mesothelioma Day to pay tribute to those people affected by mesothelioma and to help raise awareness of the sinister consequences that being exposed to asbestos has. This year’s event we welcome delegates from Japan, where 10 million tons of asbestos was imported in 20th Century, and who will testify to the global nature of this sinister disease affecting thousands of workers across the globe” He added “Our visitors are witnesses that asbestos recognises no boundaries and is a silent deadly killer we will eventually eradicate from the world with a global ban on asbestos”