Sunday, June 8, 2014

The 2014 FARE Milwaukee Allergy Walk

The Milwaukee FARE Walk was really a great event this year. There were so many vendors and fun things to do with the family. I am so happy that there is an allergy walk in my area.




Thanks to all that helped out make it a great success. 

Monday, June 2, 2014

6 Days Until the Milwaukee FARE Food Allergy Walk

There are six days until the 2014 Milwauke FARE walk. So far $14,525 was raised and the goal is $30,000.  They need more donations, teams and walkers.

There is still time to sign up or donate HERE.



EVENT DETAILS

Parking Information:
Parking is available on E. Lagoon Dr. and in the Parking lot next to the Kite Shop.  Make sure to turn at the Lagoon Drive, Lincoln Memorial Drive Intersection. 
 
Walk Schedule: 
 
Registration opens:  9:00 am
 
Walk Ceremony: 10:00 am
  • Scout Flag Bearers - Pack 72 from St. Agnes School, Butler
  • Singing of the National Anthem - Breanna Orzel
 
Walk Length:
2 miles long.  Strollers are permitted but no bikes or scooters.  Walk will take place rain or shine. 
 
 
Walk Day Fun!
  • Move and Groove to the sounds of Pulse Entertainment
  • Milwaukee Art Museum presents Kohl's Color Wheels
  • SHE BEADS
  • FARE Signing Banner
  • Art Project by Andrea Skyberg
  • Bounce house & T-ball inflatables
  • Fire Truck/Ambulance
  • Epi-Pen representatives from Mylan
  • Auvi-Q representatives from Sanofi
  • Samples and information from our sponsors
  • "Ask the Doc(s)" from Allergy & Asthma Centers, S. C.
 
Honorary Medical Chair
James A. Cranberg, MD
Allergy & Asthma Centers, S.C. 
 
 
Exciting Raffle!
 
Grand Prize - Flat Screen TV
Tickets are $20 each
 
Regular Raffle Prizes such as a Movie basket, Great America tickets, Lego basket,  Irishfest tickets, 3 month membership to Planet Fitness, Donald Driver signed book. 
Tickets are 6 for $5 or $20 for an arms length. 

Sign up Here.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Free Children's E-Book: The Carnival - Narrated by Julie Bowen

An educational and fun e-book for children about Food Allergies and Anaphylaxis titled 
The Carnival - narrated by Julie Bowen.



Get your free copy of the e-book clicking on the book here. 

Be sure to visit https://www.anaphylaxis101.com to learn more about Anaphylaxis. 

Friday, May 16, 2014

Have You Heard About SafeFARE?

Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) has a new online resource for families dining out with food allergies called SafeFARE. SafeFARE offers tools and resources for diners with food allergies, including tips for before and during your visit to a restaurant, a customizable “Food Allergy Alert” chef card, and a “Find a Restaurant” feature that enables visitors to locate allergy aware restaurants in their area. As a parent to a child with allergies, I know how difficult dining out can be so I hope you can take a few minutes to explore the SafeFARE website by visiting www.SafeFARE.orgYou can also learn more about the program by checking out FARE’s special new PSA featuring top chefs Bryan Voltaggio and Mike Isabella.

In honor of Food Allergy Awareness Week I hope my readers can help spread the word about the program with your friends and family. The SafeFARE database of food allergy aware restaurants is just getting started and together we can help it grow! FARE urges families with food allergies to tell their local restaurants about the SafeFARE program and has created a flyer that can be downloaded and shared with restaurant staff and managers to let them know how to become a food allergy aware restaurant. 

Thank you!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

2014 Milwaukee Brewers Peanut Controlled Games


If you are in the Milwaukee area and want to attend a Peanut Controlled Game,
you can find the schedule here
Peanut Controlled games are a reserved area that peanuts are not served, there are six games to attend in 2014 and you must sign a waiver. 


Monday, May 5, 2014

Milk Leak in Local Neighborhood

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There was a powdered milk spill in our town, a local food manufacturing company had a malfunction in production resulting in powdered milk overflowing.  Residents woke up to cars, streets and houses covered in powdered milk. Then there was some rain overnight so the streets were literally covered in milk. 

We are lucky we are a couple of miles away from this but the first thing I thought of is this is not good for someone (like my son) with a Dairy allergy.

As I was reading an article from a local newspaper, this sentence I did not agree with:
"I explained to him that we all drink milk, but if too much of this organic material gets into the water, it's not good for the fish," Mueller said.
We do NOT all drink milk and it can be harmful when you have a dairy allergy. I guess this can happen when you live in the dairy state.