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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 4:05 pm 
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Anyone going to the Sabrina's Law documentary showing and fundraiser in Toronto this Thursday evening?
http://www.anaphylaxis.org/content/prog ... raiser.asp

Love to meet any of you I only know by username :wink:

Hope it's a good turnout. Gwen

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:23 pm 
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Sorry Gwen, I can't make it.

Interesting to see the sponsors for it. The only one that really surprised me was Gerard Square.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:36 pm 
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I would like to but we have open house at our school.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:49 pm 
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Hi Gwen,

I'lll be there and my mother is joining me. We are looking forward to it, however when I got my ticket with Sabrina's photo on it I almost cried. There needs to be a cure for allergies! In the meatime, hopefully laws like Sabrina's law will help kid our kids safe!

See you soon!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:58 am 
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Jodi, I know what you mean.

I'll have to pack Kleenex as well as my EpiPens for the viewing.
See you there.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 8:17 pm 
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The event last night was superb.

There were about 250 people in attendance, and the NFB film version of Sabrina's Law was both moving and powerful. As one parent suggested, "it should be shown in every school". Anyone who watched could not fail to grasp the seriousness of the need to protect allergic kids. Congratulations to filmmakers Barrie and Luanne Lank on their fine work.

Sara Shannon, her sister Kathleen, their mother (Sabrina's gran), Mike Shannon and his wife and his mother (Sabrina's paternal gran), many cousins and relatives were all in attendance. Through her advocacy, Sara has gained many supporters, among them 2 wonderful American moms and advocates who flew in - Gina Clowes (some of you know her Allergy Moms blog) of Pennsylvania and Maria Acebal from Washington, DC. The head of the FAI in New York was also there, MPP Dave Levac (the sponsor of Bill 3), Dr. Susan Waserman, Dr. Eric Leith, Cindy Paskey, Karen Eck and Laura Bantock, the new Western Can. director of Anaphylaxis Can.

It was inspiring to see so many dedicated people gathered for the cause.

FYI, for those who saw the TV program, the film version has a number of additional / different scenes in it. Worth watching if you get a chance.

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