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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:42 pm 
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Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2005 6:39 pm
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Location: Toronto
Please see the following notice to Anaphylaxis Canada e-registrants and the accompanying media release.

As the notes says, we too, can help this campaign. Please read and forward to other groups, friends, relatives, concerned citiizens. Thanks for helping! Gwen

Dear Registrant,

In collaboration with the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Allergy/Asthma Information Association, Association quebecoise des allergies alimentaires, and Allergic Living magazine, we have launched a national allergy awareness campaign.

Click here for the press release: ... c0088.html

Through this media campaign we hope to reach millions of people.

Our goal is quite simple: We want to raise the awareness of allergic individuals, their families, and the general public so that more people understand what anaphylaxis is, what the symptoms are, and the importance of carrying an epinephrine auto-injector and using it promptly to treat an allergic reaction. We want to avoid more tragedies.

You, too, are part of this 'allergy community'. What can you personally do to raise awareness?

- Get the facts about anaphylaxis and share them with others. (See links to allergy association websites on press release.)
- Teach your children how to self-protect. Stay connected with your teenagers. Help them to teach others about their allergy in their own way.
- Encourage your provincial government to adopt Sabrina's Law in your province. Go to Allergic Living's "Forum" to meet other parents in your area: ... 7920c1e8ac

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Anaphylaxis Canada

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 2:27 am 

Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:53 pm
Posts: 1454
Location: Canada
That's good news! We need a public awareness campaign. I hope too that people become more aware of the problems caused by cross contamination and also the fact that some people are contact sensitive....even to table tops, etc. with trace amounts of protein. I find that even people who do understand the seriousness of allergies may not be aware that it just takes a small amount to cause a reaction.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 10:54 am 

Joined: Wed Mar 23, 2005 1:17 pm
Posts: 50
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
I agree that, generally, people do not understand how little it takes to cause a reaction. If there was a visual representation, like one grain of coloured sand on a beach of white showing that it only takes this much, maybe people would get the idea.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 8:05 pm 

Joined: Tue Aug 30, 2005 6:55 pm
Posts: 83
Location: Quispamsis NB
Yakkie, that is a great visual idea. I agree that people would be more apt to catch on with it put to them that way.

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