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 Post subject: Allergies and Ribbons
PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:47 pm 
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I was just wondering since every cause seems to have a ribbon, like breast cancer pink ribbon.... Does Allegies and Anaphylaxis have a "Ribbon"? If not they should. :idea:

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:45 pm 
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I really like this idea, any more thoughts out there? May is soon....it would be nice to have something to put out there as it's really gone unnoticed for the most part. I for one would like to do something....and I'm sure there must be others.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:17 pm 
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:thumbsup

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:39 pm 
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Great idea, I've often thought the same thing. How about grey for all the grey hairs allergies cause! :rofl

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:18 am 
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Or polka dot to represent all the different allergens?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:36 am 
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You know what Susan, that is a great idea. It wouldn't even need to be multi-coloured. Say for example blue with dark blue spots. I really like the idea of the polka dots representing all the different allergies.

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Outgrew eggs, fish, shellfish


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:18 am 
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http://www.schiffribbons.com/ribbon_det ... and+Hearts
I like these... but they're too wide. I think you should get FANN and Anaphylaxis Canada on line with this!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:15 pm 
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Glad you all think this is a good idea. I think when people see a ribbon what it symbolizes gets out there real quick. I like the idea of dots for all the different allergies we all have. The main color is what I think most people will think about. (the blue or green with dots) I would love to have not only a fabric ribbon but I would wear a metal ribbon (with the allergy colors!) on my jacket. It would be a great way to get conversation started and explain a little about allergies. The more people see and hear about allergies the better chance they have to understand it. People don't know if I have allergies or anyone around me do. If everyone who had a person they cared about with allergies wore a ribbon, wow I think a little message may get out there.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:26 pm 
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I emailed Anaphylaxis Canada to see if they have any input regarding creating a ribbon/colour etc.. I mentioned Susan's idea for the polka dots representing the different allergies.


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It would be a great way to get conversation started and explain a little about allergies. The more people see and hear about allergies the better chance they have to understand it. People don't know if I have allergies or anyone around me do. If everyone who had a person they cared about with allergies wore a ribbon, wow I think a little message may get out there.

Paige that was exactly what I was thinking and said in my little note to A.C.. :thumbsup

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:33 pm 
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paige H wrote:
The main color is what I think most people will think about. (the blue or green with dots) I would love to have not only a fabric ribbon but I would wear a metal ribbon (with the allergy colors!) on my jacket. It would be a great way to get conversation started and explain a little about allergies. The more people see and hear about allergies the better chance they have to understand it. People don't know if I have allergies or anyone around me do. If everyone who had a person they cared about with allergies wore a ribbon, wow I think a little message may get out there.

:huggy :banana It is so hard to type and clap @ the same time!!!! :goodidea

BC, you said,
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Great idea, I've often thought the same thing. How about grey for all the grey hairs allergies cause!
:rofl or the colour DD turns, maybe the background?

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dd-asthma (trigger - flu) anaphylactic to eggs, severe allergies to bugspray and penicilin,pulmicort
ds-Seasonal, cats and OAS
dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:41 pm 
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_awareness_ribbons

Scrolling down, food allergies are listed very last under teal/turquoise, but nothing is written in stone and I like the idea of polka dot, so I vote we change it and get it out there. I think this is an awesome idea and would love to have a medal pin to wear....a magnet for my vehicle....maybe to help identify the storage location of epi pens and asthma meds in schools, daycares.... :happydance

edit add - or http://ddcatalog.homestead.com/RibbonAwareness.html this is the only polka dot one I can find out there. On a side note, the autism puzzle is a good one, it really fits.

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dd-asthma (trigger - flu) anaphylactic to eggs, severe allergies to bugspray and penicilin,pulmicort
ds-Seasonal, cats and OAS
dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:44 am 
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Lol, I don't think you guys/gals are happy unless you have a campaign! :huggy
Gwen, do you see what you've created? Empowered advocates! :happydance :D :thumbsup

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:53 am 
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O.K. lots of people have ribbons. But if they are not out there and promoted no one would know, what ribbon is for what cause. I must say for myself I can name about two :oops: pink and yellow. I would fail the rest of the "identify the cause and ribbon color test" :confused

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:37 pm 
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Well, I had seen the autism one before but other than that, same. Fail. Unfortunately, autism is rising in numbers too. I had found it interesting though that it was a pattern and everything has to start somewhere. I'm going out, not today, to see what's readily available. I could make a few here....take them to my picnic at the legislative grounds in May.... I really like the polka dot thing....different colours.....thinking, thinking...white background would probably be more readily available.....

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dd-asthma (trigger - flu) anaphylactic to eggs, severe allergies to bugspray and penicilin,pulmicort
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dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:26 pm 
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Well, now that you mention it... http://www.foodallergy.org/ does use teal a lot on their website.

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