Thursday, April 29, 2010

Five Things You Can Do to Support Allergy Awareness Month

Did you know that May is Allergy Awareness Month?

May 9th-15th is Food Allergy Awareness Week, and May 16th-22nd is National Eosinophil Awareness Week. With May being such an important month in the allergy community, I thought I’d share five ways you can support allergy awareness month:

1. Join your favorite allergy advocacy organization. My favorites include the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN), The American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders (APFED), and Kids with Food Allergies.

2. Make a donation to further allergy research. The Hope on the Horizon Research Fund furthers research on eosinophilic disorders. Or, you can donate to food allergy research here.

3. Make plans to attend an allergy event. Upcoming Food Allergy conferences are in Tarrytown, NY on May 8th and Oak Brook, IL on May 22nd. The 2010 APFED conference is in Broomfield, Colorado from July 16 – 18.

4. If you have ever eaten out with your food-allergic family, head on over to Allergy Eats and rate some restaurants. We can all help each other out by sharing our experiences.

5. If someone you know with food allergies attends college, ask them to volunteer to be a student ambassador for their college at the FAAN College Network.

I’ll be at the Food Allergy Conference in Tarrytown on May 8th. Let me know if you plan to be there – I’d love to meet you!

Please share your ideas to support Allergy Awareness Month.


Cybele Pascal said...

Thanks for this! Can I share as a proper link on my facebook page?



Colette said...

Cybele, Absolutely! Please share!