Asbestos…It really is a four letter word.

I have to tell you I’m really thrilled at the number of guest bloggers our site is beginning to attract. While most people want to post good advice and information on the ‘green’ things that that you can do to make life and the environment better for yourself and those around you, every once in a while you hear about something that really makes you think about how the ignorance of the past is still haunting us today.

This email came to me from a man named Cameron Von St James and it’s about the cause of asbestos awareness that he has taken up big time. Please read his note and check out this web site:

This is a great story and one that should inspire hope in all of us.

Hi Jim,

My name is Cameron Von St. James and I wanted to reach out to you to share something very special to me. I noticed your blog has a focus on the environment and living naturally and I was hoping you could help me with a very important cause!

Eight years ago, my wife Heather was diagnosed with mesothelioma; a rare cancer caused only by asbestos that kills most patients within 2 years of diagnosis. She had just given birth to our daughter Lily, and was only given 15 months to live. After undergoing a risky procedure, she beat the odds and we began our mission to spread awareness regarding the dangers of asbestos.

In honor of Asbestos Awareness Week (April 1-7), we created a webpage dedicated to raising awareness. Although the week has passed, Earth Day is coming up and we really wanted to make a last push to get the message out there that asbestos is not still banned in the US. We would love it if you would be willing to share it on your blog to help educate and protect your readers from this preventable disease!


Cameron Von St. James



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