E-Greetings from the Allergy Advocacy Association

February, 2019

Love is in the air during February with Valentine’s Day and National Heart Month, while we continue our endeavors to keep everyone safe and healthy. We have several upcoming events for which you will want to mark your calendar. First is an excellent support group, FACTS, for any parent with children who have life-threatening allergies:

Food Allergies Coping Teaching Supporting (FACTS) meeting
Fairport United Methodist Church
31 West Church Street, Fairport, NY 14450
Saturday, March 16th from 10 am – noon
Contact: Joy Leinenbach, co-founder
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585-748-5961

On April 1, 2019, your Allergy Advocacy Association will be presenting an Epi Near You NY training seminar at the University of Rochester’s School of Nursing. Dr. Kirsi Jarvinen-Seppo, Chief of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at the UR Medical Center, will be presenting. We had over 100 people attend our last seminar at St. John Fisher, so be sure to RSVP soon. Admission is free and you will have an opportunity to ask questions from one of Rochester’s leading experts on severe allergies:

Epi Near You New York training seminar
University of Rochester
School of Nursing
Auditorium (1-304)
255 Crittenden Boulevard
Rochester, NY  14620
Monday, April 1st, 2019 7pm
RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or call 585-255-0384
FREE admission!

Lastly we will be making our annual trek to Albany for a Food Allergy Awareness Day. It’s a great opportunity to speak with our state legislators in person about upcoming legislation, (see Article 1 below) and all are welcome to join us:

Food Allergy Awareness Day
Legislative Office Building
NYS Capitol Albany, NY
Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 9am – 2pm
Exhibit Location: Glass doors at the LOB entrance on the Concourse level