June 17, 2013 - Issue: Vol. 159, No. 86 — Daily Edition113th Congress (2013 - 2014) - 1st Session
HONORING JANELLE BEDEL; Congressional Record Vol. 159, No. 86
(Extensions of Remarks - June 17, 2013)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E896] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] HONORING JANELLE BEDEL ______ HON. LUKE MESSER of indiana in the house of representatives Monday, June 17, 2013 Mr. MESSER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor and recognize the powerful voice of Janelle Bedel of Rushville, Indiana. Janelle Bedel was diagnosed with Pleural Mesothelioma on May 1st of 2007. Since her diagnosis, and throughout her treatments, Janelle has been a tireless and strong messenger for mesothelioma and asbestos awareness. Mesothelioma is a cancer most commonly caused by exposure to asbestos fibers. In recognition for Janelle's advocacy efforts in the community, the City of Rushville designated June 6th, 2013 as Janelle Bedel ``Wonder Woman'' Day. The city will also embrace Janelle's message on the urgent need for additional asbestos awareness by recognizing September 26th as Mesothelioma Awareness Day, which will coincide with the National Mesothelioma Awareness Day. In addition, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization is joining in the recognition for Janelle's online and community awareness efforts by awarding her with the organization's Alan Reinstein Award, which is the highest honor ADAO presents. The ADAO works to eliminate asbestos disease through national education and advocacy efforts. I ask the 6th Congressional District and entire State of Indiana to join me in keeping Janelle and her family in our thoughts and prayers and in celebration of her continued efforts to raise awareness among our communities about the impact of this disease. ____________________