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Lawyers swap suits for sneakers for 300km asbestos walk

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A team of Slater and Gordon staff will be walking from Pemberton to Perth – that’s more than 300 kilometres – to raise money for victims of asbestos-related diseases and their families.

The fundraising walk, organised by the Asbestos Diseases Society of Australia (WA), will see a crowd of participants trek through many South West towns including Bridgetown, Burekup, Australind, Collie, Quindanning and Pinjarra, then through Armadale to Perth’s Parliament House.

Announcing the firm’s support for the fundraiser, General Manager Siri Siriwardene said Slater and Gordon staff had a strong history of fighting to compensate asbestos victims and were proud to be part of such a significant event.

“Slater and Gordon staff work with people suffering from asbestos-related diseases and their families every day, and we are pleased to support the Asbestos Diseases Society (ADS),” he said.

“The third annual event – to be held from Monday September 15 to Friday September 19 – will be dedicated to Rod Triplett from Australind who passed away in March this year from mesothelioma.

“He worked all over the South West building homes and supporting many important causes in his local community, but sadly he was exposed to asbestos from building products.

“Staff at the ADS work tirelessly every day to offer advice, information and support to sufferers, like Rod Triplett, and this walk will raise necessary funds for life-saving medical research.

“We praise the ADS for its efforts in raising awareness and funds to continue battling these diseases.”

To register for the walk, please contact Simone at the Asbestos Diseases Society of Australia (WA) on 9344 4077 or email your details to simone@asbestosdiseases.org.au. For more information, visit http://www.asbestosdiseases.org.au.

The ADSA Walk 2014 Route

  • Monday September 15 Pemberton to Bridgetown
  • Tuesday September 16 Bridgetown to Burekup
  • Wednesday September 17 Australind to Collie to Quindanning
  • Thursday September 18 Pinjarra to Armadale
  • Friday September 19 Armadale to Parliament House 12 noon