Food Allergy Awareness Month (FAAM) is here!
This year, we are bringing back our #KnowItTreatIt campaign showcasing real stories on the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis and the treatment for it.
We encourage you to share your personal “Know it. Treat it.” story throughout the month to help spread food allergy awareness and education. Together, let’s take the mystery out of anaphylaxis, and empower all Canadians to “Know” what the signs and symptoms are and how to “Treat” anaphylaxis.
Share your #KnowItTreatIt story and be entered to win 1-of-4 exclusive prizes! Grand prize includes a $250 VISA gift card!
Tell us how you knew you were having an anaphylactic reaction and how you treated it. If you haven’t had an anaphylactic reaction, share how you would recognize anaphylaxis and treat it. Every entry will automatically be entered into the contest! Learn more and enter the #KnowItTreatIt contest today.
Plus, scroll down and discover more ways you can get involved and create awareness this #FAAM.
Visit foodallergycanada.ca/FAAM for more details and join the #KnowItTreatIt conversation today.
Share your #KnowItTreatIt story
Check out our gallery of stories from people across the country and share your #KnowItTreatIt story to be entered into our contest! You have a chance to win 1-of-4 exclusive prizes (including a $250 VISA gift card!).
Participate in live webinars and events
Tune in for a Facebook Live session with Dr. Upton on how to use the different auto-injectors in Canada, including EpiPen®, ALLERJECT® and Emerade™, for treating anaphylaxis, and how to teach children to use them.
A French Facebook Live with Dr. Philippe Bégin will be held on May 30 at 1 pm EDT.
Join our discussion to learn fact from fiction around anaphylaxis and what can be done to address the unknowns.
Canadian allergists Dr. Philippe Bégin and Dr. Julia Upton will answer your top questions on anaphylaxis.
Join Kyle Dine, food allergy educator and leader of our youth programming, on our Facebook Live as he chats with members of our youth community (ages 11-23).
Alyssa, from our Youth Advisory Panel, will be our first guest and will share her #KnowItTreatIt story on Saturday, May 7! Check out the other sessions and follow us on Facebook to get notified when we go live.
Be sure to visit our events calendar to sign up for our other events, including our ongoing small group webinars for newly diagnosed families on how to manage food allergies more confidently. The next session is Saturday, May 7.
Throughout May: Monuments light up in teal across Canada
Shine a teal light! Attend a teal monument lighting near you in support of support Food Allergy Awareness Month.
Be sure to take a photo share it with us on social using #ShineATealLight, #AllergyAware and #TurnItTeal.
Spread the #GiveAndGo message
Share our fun 90-second Give and Go video featuring Hall of Fame football player Jerome Bettis on giving epinephrine and going to the emergency department. Watch and share with your family and friends to start a discussion on recognizing signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis and treatment with epinephrine.
Share our #KnowItTreatIt facts
Share them on social media to raise food allergy awareness and help build confidence so more people will Know it. and Treat it.
Get the facts behind anaphylaxis and epinephrine with our animated GIFs – like this one!