E-Greetings from the Allergy Advocacy Association

March 2022 e-news Issue

Greetings! We’re now racing to the finish of the NCAA men’s and women’s college basketball tournaments. In this issue of our e-newsletter you can read how a bee sting in 1973 nearly derailed the career of basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton. Being a parent of a child with a food allergy presents challenges. If they are young and in child-care it can be additional challenging. A new report “Child Care Policies for Food Allergy: Elijah’s Law Report for the U.S. States and Territories provides vital information to help parents.”Fear the Jab" is an expression often used by individuals reluctant to use epinephrine auto injectors. In this issue you can read how that fear may soon be in the past. Ryan Allen is a father, husband, police officer and the victim of a bee sting that set in motion a series of events that now has him in hospice care. Read here not just what happened to him but also the remembrance of friends and family of this remarkable young man.

Concerning our advocacy efforts in New York State, Food Allergy Awareness Day NY will be a virtual event again this year. The date is WEDNESDAY, May 4th starting at 10am. Look for more details in our April e-newsletter. Please register and login via our website.

What is anaphylaxis? How would you recognize an anaphylaxis emergency? And would you know what are the right things to do? For many people, even those that have a life-threatening allergy, the answer is no.

The Allergy Advocacy Association has a solution:
Our Epi Near You NY anaphylaxis emergency training program.
And it's VIRTUAL! Direct from the internet into your home or office!

Our virtual association would help provide: 

  • Free state approved training presentation
  • New York State recognized certification
  • Assistance for public entities to obtain a non-patient specific prescription for emergency epinephrine

For more information, visit our Our Epi Near You NY webpage.