Get schooled on anaphylaxis by showing your support with the Raise Their Hand for Anaphylaxis Awareness competition. This competition is dedicated to showing love and support to those who have suffered this allergic reaction by educating communities nationwide through this project. ABC’S “Modern Family” star Julie Bowen has teamed up with Mylan Specialty, L.P. to educate the public on the severity of this sickness. The competition is open from May 21, 2013 through October 1, 2013 for individuals aged 13 and older. For complete competition rules, please visit www.Anaphylaxis101.com.
The Get Schooled in Anaphylaxis initiative was created to help everyone in the school setting be prepared to respond when a life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) occurs. Because anaphylaxis can happen anywhere and at any time, everyone responsible for a child – including parents, school staff, family and friends – should be aware of the signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction, help those at risk to avoid allergens at all times and be prepared to use an epinephrine auto-injector and seek immediate medical care if anaphylaxis occurs. Visit www.Anaphylaxis101.com to learn more about life-threatening allergies and if you or someone you care for is at risk for anaphylaxis. You can download practical materials like posters, lesson plans and tip sheets and access information from leading patient, professional and advocacy organizations that are all united in the common goal of improving anaphylaxis education.