The first Friday of July is Action Mesothelioma Day. This is a day to remember those who have suffered with this terrible disease, support those still suffering and raise awareness of mesothelioma, asbestos and the harm it can do.
Asbestos is still an ongoing concern as buildings built prior to 2000 could contain asbestos. Each week there is news of a company being fined for poor asbestos management and the repercussions of this may not be seen for decades due to the latency period of mesothelioma and other asbestos conditions.
Each year Whatsmyasbestosclaimworth marks Action Mesothelioma Day in some way. In the past we have held a balloon release, dress down day and cake sale and last year we completed a cycling challenge. This year we are going a step further, inspired by the 12 labours of Hercules we are going to complete a Dodecathlon of events and challenges from July 2013 to July 2014.
In a bid to raise awareness of asbestos and mesothelioma and raise funds for two charities, Mesothelioma UK and Macmillan Cancer Support, Whatsmyasbestosclaimworth will be scaling trees, walking on hot coals, testing their knowledge in a quiz, running a half marathon and many more fear facing and endurance tasks.
To show that we are prepared to go to new heights for our clients, the first task, a tree top rope course was completed this week to launch the Dodecathlon. Six fearless volunteers headed to Delamere Forest to Go Ape for an afternoon of climbing rope ladders, crossing bridges, swinging through the trees and descending ziplines. With heights of up to 12 metres, this was not a challenge for the faint-hearted and the team did a great job with everyone completing the entire course.
If you would like to sponsor the team we have a Virgin Money Giving page:
We also have a page dedicated to our Dodecathlon if you would like to keep up to date with our progress.