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Welcome to the Allergy Advocacy Association website.  We are here to help better serve any individuals concerned with issues relating to allergies and anaphylaxis.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Signs Dillon's Law

Gov. Scott Walker Signs Dillons Law

Gov. Scott Walker signs the bill for Dillon's Law at Mishicot High School. (Photo: Josh Clark/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin)
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Allergies come in all shapes and sizes ...

Just like allergy sufferers. And they are on the rise. For many people allergies can range from sniffling and sneezing to skin rashes to gastrointestinal issues. A certain percentage, however, have more than these uncomfortable symptoms to deal with. Anaphylaxis, a serious life-threatening reaction, causes approximately 1,500 deaths a year in the United States alone. Clearly, allergies are nothing to sneeze at!

Articles for Advocacy

Food Allergy Research and Education 20th Anniversary Ball

FARE 20th Anniversary Food Allergy Ball Sign

Allergy Advocacy Association creative director Toni Taylor attended the FARE gala fundraiser in early December.

By Toni Taylor
December 4th, 2017

It started in 1998 with a proclamation by President Bill Clinton starting Food Allergy Week in May of 2000. From this auspicious beginning Food Allergies Research and Education has grown into a global leader of food allergy research and advocacy. FARE strives to set priorities in food allergy research and advocacy that are supportive to all who work in the allergy community.

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URMC researcher asks: Why don't Mennonites get Allergies?

Mennonite kids in field

We have been touting the research efforts of the University of Rochester Medical Center in previous issues of our e-newsletter and on our Web site. The leader of this particular project, Kirsi Jarvinen-Seppo MD, discusses the ways and means of she is using to better understand the development of life-threatening allergies in America.

By Justin Murphy
November 20th, 2017

Old Order Mennonites sacrifice a lot of 21st century conveniences: electricity, motorized vehicles, modern dress and entertainment. One thing they don't need to worry about, though, is peanut allergies.

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