Food Allergy Awareness booth at Community fair

Posted on: Thu, 06/27/2002 - 11:47am
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pHi,br /
Another PA mom and myself have been asked to have a PA booth at a community fair.br /
Just wondering how many have done something similar. Looking for lessons learned, ideas you thought of...before or after the fact, what seemed to work and what didn't. We've already talked with Megan at FAAN and will be receiving supplies and have an e-mail into FoodAllergyInitiative./p
pAny suggestions?/p

Posted on: Thu, 06/27/2002 - 12:00pm
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The Asthma and Allergy Foundation may also be able to help you. I'm fortunate because they have a nearby chapter and gave me multiple handouts (including a couple dozen hardback copies of Art Ulene's book "How to Outsmart Your Allergies"). AAF has always been very generous with materials as well as personnel-- for example they have often offered to provide actual staff for our support group and also speakers, such as an allergist who spoke at our child's school. I think they're great. If you don't have a local chapter, I'm sure you can get their website and request materials.
Best wishes for a successful fair,
Gail
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Posted on: Thu, 06/27/2002 - 2:58pm
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Lauren's Mom,
You might want to check out a thread by Fran on this board as she had success a few months ago with what you are looking into. I raised the thread for you. Hope it helps!

Posted on: Sun, 06/30/2002 - 9:10am
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Thank you, Love my C. Haven't been on-line for a while and am glad you told LaurensMom about my thread. As a matter of fact, Jamie is featured inside this month's FANkids newsletter, regarding this event, (for those of you who are also members of FAAN).
Way to go, LaurensMom! You might also want to contact Amie Rappoport, Administrative Director of the Food Allergy Initiative (e-mail [email]ARappoport@FoodAllergyInitiative.org[/email]) She is terrific. Megan at FAAN was extremely helpful, as well. And Chris here at PA.Com was very supportive.
Good luck to you and the other PA mom -- we'll be looking forward to hearing how it went!
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Stay Safe,
Fran

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