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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:11 am 

Joined: Thu Dec 20, 2007 7:23 pm
Posts: 1070
Location: Kingston
Group holding concert tonight to raise funds for EpiPens for severe allergy sufferers

Tonight, they’ll celebrate the fifth anniversary of the group with a variety concert at the Lismore Hall while raising funds to ensure no one else loses a loved one to a life-threatening allergy.

MacDonald was 27 when she took a bite of a cookie that contained peanut butter chips, putting her into anaphylactic shock. She later died in hospital on Sept. 3, 2005.

MacDonald had developed an allergy to peanuts as a child, but didn’t have an EpiPen, a life-saving medication that could buy precious moments for people who suffer from potentially fatal allergic reactions. After her death, a society formed in her name came together to raise funds to provide EpiPens to other people at risk.

“The doctors officers are really buying into it now – they understand it’s an option for their patients if they can’t afford one,” Kell said. “All they have to do is have the doctor sign the form and bring it into the drug store, and we’ll pay for the EpiPen.” ... ufferers/1


PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:42 am 
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Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:17 pm
Posts: 6616
Location: Ottawa
I think that's great! The Nova Scotia provincial drug program will assist those in financial need with the purchase of Epipens.
Nova Scotia provides assistance to eligible residents through various programs to help pay for prescribed medications and supplies listed in the Nova Scotia Formulary.

This site will answer many of your questions about these programs.

To obtain program details please access each program directly. ... re_program

Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy and green beans) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: Oral Allergy Syndrome, Allergic to Birch trees

PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:42 pm 

Joined: Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:37 am
Posts: 1526
Location: Alberta
What a great thing to do in her memory. :banana I think of the years we have had multiples here and there. It gets expensive and the risk of not having an extra somewhere is so great. I guess that would be a good reason to have one or two in each school and the permission to use them.


Myself - Seasonal, cats
dd-asthma (trigger - flu) anaphylactic to eggs, severe allergies to bugspray and penicilin,pulmicort
ds-Seasonal, cats and OAS
dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy

PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 3:19 pm 

Joined: Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:45 pm
Posts: 816
Location: Vancouver, BC
Great idea. I can see a lower income family really struggling to pay for epipens, pouches, special food, etc.

DD 2004 Allergy to peanuts, egg, sesame, and new: lentils and chick peas
DS 2006 Allergy to peanuts, tree nuts, milk, egg, kiwi fruit, eczema

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