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Show Support for Food Allergy Awareness in 2012

Posted By Allergic Living On 2012/05/02 @ 12:03 pm In Food Allergy | No Comments

In the United States: This year’s Food Allergy Awareness Week takes place May 13 to 19.
To honor this special week, so far 10 states have issued proclamations supporting the event. The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) hopes to top last year’s 32 states.

Erica Andert, mom of a 6-year old with food allergies, took the initiative to send a letter to the governor of Indiana. And she got action; the governor signed the proclamation. “If even one person sees and realizes the impact food allergies can have, then asking for awareness in Indiana was well worth it,” she says.

- Visit FAAN’s website [1] for a sample proclamation to send to your governor.

- Have you sent a letter to your governor? Let us know on Facebook [2].

* In Canada, May is Food Allergy Awareness Month.

- Anaphylaxis Canada is seeking nominations for “Difference Makers”, people who have improved the lives of those with food allergies. Nominate someone at: www.anaphylaxis.ca [3].

- The EpiPen Take Action Event is a series of fun, family walk/runs organized in support of the Allergy/Asthma Information Association.

This year, the events take place:

Saturday, May 5 – Ottawa
Saturday, May 12 – Winnipeg
Saturday, May 12 – Brooklin, Ont. (north of Whitby)
Saturday, May 26 – Windsor, Ont.
Sunday, May 27 – Mississauga

For more information on participating or donating, click here [4].

A substantial portion of the money raised at the events goes to the Canadian Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation (CAIFF) in support of allergy research and patient education.

 


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[1] website: http://www.foodallergy.org/section/food-allergy-awareness-week11

[2] Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/allergicliving

[3] www.anaphylaxis.ca: http://www.anaphylaxis.ca/en/media/hot_topics.html?news_id=17

[4] here: https://aaia.raiseapp.ca

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