Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Celebrating Food Allergy Awareness Month in Canada

It's that time of year again. This is a great chance to educate others about what it means to be food allergic while getting involved with some great Canadian organizations and making a difference. There are so many simple ways to show your support.

Say Thanks
1. Anaphylaxis Canada wants you to nominate a "Difference Maker" - someone in your life who has made a difference in keeping you or someone you love with allergies safe. For information and deadlines, please visit:
2. OlliLolli is currently looking for an Allergy Aware Hero. Nominate someone who makes an outstanding difference to promote allergy awareness in Canada. To nominate someone and check out the rules, please visit:

There are plenty of social profit (a.k.a. not-for-profit) organizations in Canada that need your help. To find out more visit great organizations like Anaphylaxis Canada, The Eczema Society of Canada, The Asthma Society of Canada and the Allergy/Asthma Information Association. No matter how much time you have to spare, you can find something to fit your schedule and make a difference.

All across the country, allergy walks are happening throughout May. Get involved and fundraise for a worthwhile cause. For more information on EpiPen Take Action walks occurring throughout the country, please visit the Allergy/Asthma Information Association website.

Anaphylaxis Canada has a series of information sessions in Barrie, Toronto and Hamilton. For dates and to register, visit the event page at:

For even more, visit Anaphylaxis Canada's Hot Topics page. There's great information about how to order posters, get involved with the WhyRiskIt teen program and even learn about the Sabrina Shannon Memorial Award.

Have some more ideas or want to share what you're doing? Please feel free to share in the comments section!

Happy Allergy Awareness Month!

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