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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.

St. John Fisher Nursing Students Support Epinephrine in NY Schools

Susan McCarthy, Evelyn Ouellette and Virginia Riggall
L to R: Susan McCarthy, Evelyn Ouellette and Virginia Riggall.

When three Doctorate of Nursing Practice students at St. John Fisher College were challenged by a professor to choose a current health issue to advocate for, they decided to raise awareness about the risk of anaphylaxis in schools and emphasize the importance of having both epinephrine access and personnel trained to administer it.

Read all about the white paper they wrote here:

Allergies come in all shapes and sizes ...

Leaves and vine…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

Sean, Kerri, Joey, Colin and Kanada with Red Wings mascot
L to R: Sean, Kerri, Joey, Colin and Kanada with Red Wings mascot. Photo provided by Kerri Kanada.

Allergy Advocacy Association Catches Baseball Fever!!

We took our message on the road recently, and had a terrific day at Frontier Field cheering on the Rochester Red Wings. They sponsored the first annual Food Allergy Awareness Day, and it was a great opportunity to educate and gain support from the public. Read all about it here.

July 10th, 2014

Sunday, June 29th was a very special day for the Allergy Advocacy Association. The Rochester Red Wings hosted the first annual “Food Allergy Awareness Day: Be food aware-Not food afraid!” event at Frontier Field....

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Patrick Demarco, MDFlorida Epi Entity Stocking Law helps those with life-threatening allergies

The state of Florida took it one step further in protecting both children and adults not only in schools, but in restaurants, theme parks, sports leagues, camps and other businesses. They are now permitted to maintain a supply of epinephrine auto-injectors and just as important, the legislation provides civil liability immunity protections for health care practitioners, pharmacists and others who stock and administer the emergency treatment.

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US Capitol Dome with flagFunding the Epinephrine Gap

-From the Food Allergies Research and Education e-newsletter May 19, 2014

Now that more than 40 states allow or require their schools to stock emergency epinephrine auto-injectors, the challenge for many schools is how to pay for these auto-injectors and staff training. In 2010, Congress passed the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Act, which directed ...

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Upcoming Events

August 2 2014, Amherst Family Health Fair

Amherst Family Health Fair

Sponsored by NYS Senator Michael Ranzenhofer
Saturday, August 2nd
Amherst Senior Center
370 James Audubon Parkway
Amherst, NY 14228

August 9 2014, FARE Walk for Food Allergy

FARE Walk for Food Allergy

Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE)
Saturday, August 9, 2014
La Salle Park
1 Porter Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14201

August 18 2014, GBFAA August meeting

Greater Buffalo Food Allergy Alliance (GBFAA) August meeting

Monday, August 18th
Cleveland Hill Fire District
440 Cleveland Drive,
Cheektowaga, NY 14225



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