Monday, July 1, 2013

Let's Raise Our Hands for Anaphylaxis Awareness




 Julie Bowen has partnered with Mylan's the Get Schooled In Anaphylaxis website to help get the word out about anaphylaxis.  This site is a great resource to learn how you can help keep your children and classmates safe. 

When it comes to food allergies, education is crucial!  When I hear parents at schools complain that they can't pack their children certain foods because of a classmates food allergies, I know it is really because they are uneducated about it.  But that can change if we all speak up and help. 

Everyone needs to be educated because anyone could be in a situation involving anaphylaxis.  Be prepared.  Equip yourself, your children's teachers/aides and classmates, caregivers, Sunday School teachers, neighbors, relatives and friends.  Get Schooled In Anaphylaxis includes information on signs and symptoms, allergic triggers, food allergies, anaphylaxis in schools and a wonderful resource library.

Exciting News

You could help your school district win one of four $15,000 educational grants by Raising Your Hand for Anaphylaxis Awareness.  The four school districts with the most Hands Raised by October 1, 2013, will win one of the grants.  You can vote once a day.  The first time you vote it takes about 2-3 minutes to sign up, but then each time after that takes just seconds.  Spread the word to your community. 

Even if you don't win a grant, I still see it as a win win situation.  More people are hearing about and learning about anaphylaxis which is a really GREAT thing!  Share it on your facebook and twitter accounts and spread the word.

I am proud to be an ambassador for Get Schooled In Anaphylaxis initiative and am "Raising My Hand for Anaphylaxis" for my daughter, Anna's life-threatening food allergies.  



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