On Monday 23 November 2015 the Asbestos Diseases Society of Australia Inc
kicked off Asbestos Awareness Week by presenting the proceeds of the Asbestos
Diseases Society of Australia Walk for Research and Awareness 2015 to Professor
Anna Nowak at the at the QEII Medical Centre. The dedicated ADSA Walkers
and Sponsors raised $85,000 for medical research into a cure for asbestos caused
The annual ADSA Walk for Research and Awareness raises lifesaving funds for this
vital medical research. All money raised goes directly to the eminent world leading
medical research team at the QEII Medical Centre.
Professor Anna Nowak said, "As a medical oncologist, I treat a majority of people in
WA with mesothelioma, and I'm heavily involved in a range of research which truly
spans bench to bedside. Where we want to go with all our research is into clinical
trials in patients with mesothelioma, so many of our laboratory questions are
focussed on how we can best take treatments through to the bedside to benefit
people with the disease."
Mr Robert Vojakovic AM, JP, President of the ADSA said, "Our team of dedicated
walkers covered the distance from Albany to Perth taking in the Chester Pass and
Great Southern in just five days. I am very proud of their marvellous efforts to raise
awareness of the dangers of asbestos exposure and their lifesaving fundraising.
As there is no way the circumstances that led to past exposures can be changed it
is essential that a cure is found for these insidious asbestos caused cancers."