Woke up today to a lovely message from my friend Jonathon Simnett —
Today I had the privilege of attending the Bernie Banton Foundation’s special day. What a privilege it truly was. Your message of support of the event was received with special appreciation and thanks. My best wishes to you and Ray. Regards Jonathan
This was pleasing news that Rod Smith had not only received my Message but had read it out and I had played a part.
My Message said
The Monday of Asbestos Awareness Week is BERNIE BANTON DAY. This year the foundation is holding a Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma [asbestos cancer], and the presentation of the inaugural Bernie Banton Foundation Awards at the Parliamentary Theatrette, NSW Parliament House, Sydney.
So many people are behind her in the fight to get the Drug available to many in Australia, they will keep fighting for her, so it will happen its her Legacy, as it is mine, Keytruda has played a huge part in our Journey, all praise to Merck (MSD) and the wonderful Scientist that discovered Immunotherapy
I sent Lou the message — We have to keep fighting Lou Keytruda has bought us so much extra time to be with our loved ones and wonderful friends. We must use our voice to the end to keep raising awareness of Mesothlioma and Asbestos and also for these drugs that have turned our disease around and will replace Chemo in time.
Thankyou for being my friend in this journey.
So we work with Australia and their Asbestos awareness week I wish this was a global Week so it is up to us to make it so
# awarenessweek time to shed light on illegal asbestos imports into Oz