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Posted on: Thu, 04/25/2002 - 10:49pm
Diane's picture
Joined: 12/15/1999 - 09:00

Here's the article minus the pictures. There were 2 pictures in the newspaper. One of Leah holding her epi with her medic alert bracelet showing and one of the cafeteria workers with their walkie talkie (ready for an emergency)showing. I think it was a good article. I would have liked more coverage on the labeling because she didn't report the negatives I stated about the FDA. And I think I also should have been more clear about the vaccine. But she interviewed Leah and I for 1 1/2 hrs. so she had quite alot of info to choose for the article. I had alot of parents that had no idea about the allergy come up to me at school and ask questions about it. So it did accomplish what I had hoped it would, and that is to raise awareness.

Posted on: Fri, 04/26/2002 - 7:22am
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Joined: 04/26/2002 - 09:00

South Carolina Public TV is airing a program during this week-- the announcement is below. (It airs in Columbia, Spartanburg, Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Charlotte, etc.) If you ask your local PBS station, they might air it too as part of Allergy Awareness Week, or at least sometime in the future.
By the way, South Carolina Public TV is also doing a series of instructional programs in patnership with FAAN for school teachers and administrators in order to better educate them about food allergies. Those programs might also be available for intructional use in your schools...you can ask your PBS station if they provide programs to the schools-- many do!
South Carolina ETV
Focuses on Food Allergies
Columbia, SC-- Between six to seven million Americans are estimated to have a food allergy, and this number is continuing to rise. What can you do to prevent a possibly fatal food allergy reaction? Get the facts of course! South Carolina ETV presents a program hosted by Jim Welch which address food allergy detection and prevention: It Only Takes One Bite.
"We believe food allergy deaths can be prevented with improvements in awareness, recognition, and treatment," said Anne Munoz-Furlong, founder and CEO of FAAN (Food Allergy Anaphylaxis Network). Food allergies, their effects and how to treat them will be the topic of It Only Takes One Bite (5/5 at 7:30 p.m.).
Symptoms of food allergies affect the skin, respiratory system and the gastrointestinal tract. And, if left untreated, can be fatal. It is estimated that between 150-200 people in the United States die each year from food allergy-induced anaphylaxis

Posted on: Sun, 05/05/2002 - 12:29pm
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Joined: 04/12/2002 - 09:00

The Charlotte Observer ran an article on Food Allergy Awareness Week today! [url="http://www.charlotte.com"]www.charlotte.com[/url] the article is in Special Sections under Catawba local news.
Our minor league baseball team is having a Food Allergy Awareness Day. They are going to give us a peanut free section, free tickets to be given out by local allergists to food allergic kids. The consessions manager is going to give out all ingred. info. All of the faxing and calling was worth it!
Amy M.


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